School of Music

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Our reputation

Find out more about why the School of Music is a great place to study and work

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60th in the world for Arts, Humanities and Cultures

QS World Rankings by Subject 2020

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International Concert Series

The Concert Series plays an important role in the cultural life on the University campus and in the city region.

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current Coronavirus outbreak, and we are taking further measures to address your concerns, to protect your health and wellbeing, and to ensure that learning can continue.

Please visit our Coronavirus website for the latest updates and information.

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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.

In 2017, we were awarded the prestigious All-Steinway status enriching the experience of our students and attracting world-class 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 hosted the second round and semi-finals in September 2018, which saw competitors drawn from over 16 countries and territories compete.

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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student experience

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018

Top 10

For Music in the UK

Complete University Guide 2020


for Arts, Humanities and Cultures

QS World University Rankings 2020