City University London Music

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City University London Music

Situated right at the heart of one of the world’s greatest musical cities, the Department of Music combines world-leading research with exceptional teaching in performance, composition and musicology.

We offer excellence in everything we do. Our education quality is underpinned by outstanding lecturers, two of whom received National Teaching Fellowships in 2012 and 2013.

Our flourishing performance culture is sustained through the provision of private performance lessons from visiting professional musicians and from the exceptionally wide range of classical and world music ensembles we sustain. We nurture musical creativity in a rich variety of forms, enhanced through outstanding facilities for performance, sound recording and composition, and building on our longstanding international reputation for creative work in music, media and technology.

City was ranked 14th in the UK for Music in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

City received a 94% satisfaction rating in teaching and a 95% score in learning resource – access to facilities (National Student Survey 2016).

Department of Music at City, University of London

See what the Music Department at City, University of London has to offer.

The department offers a range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degree level.

See which course is right for you:


  • BMus (Hons) Music
  • BSc (Hons) Music, Sound and Technology


  • MA Music
  • MA Ethnomusicology
  • MA Composition

Research degrees

  • PhD/ MPhil Music