Research and innovation

Research and innovation

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Our research

With over 100 years of research activity, we bring together scholars, performers, and composers.

The quality of our research (REF 2014), and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in excellent facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in research.

Our three research clusters provide a creative academic context for PhD student supervision, collaborative research and impact building, and they also identify key themes within our research: Music as Culture; Music and Science and Making Music.

Research themes

Research in the School of Music is clustered around three research themes, each of which is represented by a research group.

Music as culture research group

Our research explores a rich variety of musicology from the seventeenth century to the present day.

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Music as science research group

Our research investigates areas including musical imagery, creativity, preferences, audiences, development, identity and listening behaviours.

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The work of our composers embraces acoustic, electronic and computer composition, and engages with multi-disciplinary approaches to creativity.

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