Department of Music

Music undergraduate degrees (BA Hons)

The Music Department offers you exceptional research-led teaching across the full spectrum of music studies.

  • Great flexibility in module choices
  • Unique programme of hands-on traineeships and work placements
  • Opportunities to be involved in more than 20 student ensembles
  • Great facilities for performance and music technology
  • Expertise in composition, performance, and popular/world musics
  • Highly ranked by independent surveys.

Our degrees


Music and Music Technology BA

New Liberal Arts degree

An exciting new degree, starting in 2018, for academically strong, ambitious students.

Explore your subject interest within a framework of problem-solving, enquiry and exploration.

Visit the Liberal Arts website

The typical modules covered on each degree are listed on the individual course pages in the prospectus.

How to apply

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How we help you learn

Studying at the Department of Music opened up opportunities for learning which I never expected. The enthusiasm and friendliness of the lecturers enabled me to gain the richest understanding of every topic. In addition, I had the opportunity to study in Hong Kong for a semester which made my experience of university even more unique.

Alice Roberts, BA Music and Philosophy


Supporting your studies

Personal tutors

A member of staff from your Department that:

  • provides general support for your academic life
  • gives you the opportunity to raise concerns and discuss issues
  • supports you with personal issues.

Find out more about personal tutors.


Peer mentors

An existing student from your Department who helps you settle into the department and get to know your peersand advise on student life.

Find out more about our peer mentoring.

There are some issues that fall between what friends can help with and what you are willing to ask a lecturer you have never met before, and the Peer Mentoring scheme fills that gap perfectly. 

Costanza Bergo, BA Art History


Beyond your course


How we're ranked in independent surveys

Ranked 4th for music by The Guardian University Guide 2015
In the top 10 for Music in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2016.
100% satisfaction for our teaching by the National Student Survey 2016.


If you have any queries about studying music at Nottingham please don't hesitate to contact us

Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Admission enquiries
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Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5841