School of Music

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Leeds International Piano Competition 2021

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Leeds International Piano Competition performance
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School of Music

The School of Music is one of the largest music departments in the UK and we welcome undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers from across the world every year.

We have over 25 members of staff with a wide range of specialisms and interests, and a rotating cast of instrumental and vocalist teachers.

We have All-Steinway status, enriching the experience of our students and attracting performers and academics from across the globe.

We work with organisations across the city and the country to deliver outstanding events for students, staff and the public.

The University is the Principal Partner for the Leeds International Piano Competition and will host events for the Competition in 2021.

The School of Music is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive school community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Dr Johnathan Price. You can find out more about our current projects and access staff and student resources here.

Studying with us

During your time with as an undergraduate student you’ll experience a wide range of opportunities in which you can express your creativity, intellect and emotions.

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As a postgraduate student you’ll experience research-based teaching on one of our six masters courses, and work alongside academics who are leaders in their fields.

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During your PhD you can experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment alongside academics who share your passion for your subject.

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for Arts and Humanities

QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

Top 20

For Music in the UK

Complete University Guide 2022


student experience

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018