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Research and Impact

Durham is a world-leading centre for research in music, rated in the top three UK departments in the REF 2014 assessment.

We are internationally recognised for our expertise in a range of distinctive yet complementary research areas, working within and between the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, music and science, composition and performance. These research interests are reflected in a number of high-profile collaborative projects as well as the work of individual staff members and research students.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who wants to come and research in the department, whether as a research student, postdoctoral or visiting researcher.

  • Research Areas

    Our research areas allow us to participate in a great breadth and depth of research.
    People at a computer studying a musical performance
  • Research Projects

    Our research projects allow us to participate in a great breadth and depth of research.
    Performers in recording booth

Research Areas

Our research areas allow us to participate in a great breadth and depth of research.
People at a computer studying a musical performance

Research Projects

Our research projects allow us to participate in a great breadth and depth of research.
Performers in recording booth

Get in touch

We strive to provide innovative, research-led teaching that will assist our students to achieve their full potential as thinking, creative musicians and scholars.

Department of Music
Durham University
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RL
UK