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Colleges & Universities

There are a variety of Music Colleges & Universities throughout the UK who provide Futher Education in Music Theory, Practical Music, Media, Audio and Performance.   We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible so this list is extensive and updated regularly.   If you are attending a music college, university, school or music course that is not listed in the Education sections please let us know!

The links take you to the Music Department or main site to see their Information, Course Details, Prospectus and/or Contact Details.

If you don't see what you are looking for here try the Education Home or the Schools, Workshops & Childrens Music sections.

Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS)
Fulton House
Jessop Avenue
Glos GL50 3SH
Tel: 01242 222444

Music Departments and Institutions - An international list of music departments and institutions on the Internet. Arranged by country or continent.

Metier - National Training Organisation for the arts and entertainment sector, develops and implements NVQ's & SVQ's plus provides information on new training schemes such as National Traineeship Framework for the Arts and Entertainment Industry and the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme - which includes cultural occupations - and the New Deal.

For applications to universities and colleges of higher education.

Music Examination Boards in the UK

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
General grade and diploma examinations plus Performance Assessment test which is open to musicians aged 21 or over and to musicians of any age who have special educational needs.

The Registry of Guitar Tutors
Examinations are offered in electric guitar which is organised in partnership with London College of Music exams. These are validated and certified by Thames Valley University.

Rock School
Offer Trinity graded examinations for guitar, bass, drums and popular piano

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
London College of Music Examinations Email: lcm.exam@tvu.ac.uk
Trinity College of Music
Oxford, Cambridge RSA Examinations (OCR)

Many Thanks to John Scott-Cree & Leigh for their help compiling this list.


Aberdeen University - offers various music degrees and combinations of degrees like law and music.

(The) Academy of Contemporary Music - Europe's leading school for aspiring pop and rock musicians, catering for singers, instrumentalists, producers and engineers.

Access to Music runs several courses in music and performing arts located at various schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK.

Anglia Polytechnic University - The APU Music Department based in Cambridge

Aylesbury Music Centre - Offering young people in the Aylesbury area a comprehensive range of opportunities in all areas of musical experience.

Ayr College Offers various Music Courses


Bangor University - Music Dept
Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, Wales

Birmingham Conservatoire - The Faculty of Music at the University of Central England in Birmingham.

Birmingham University
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Brighton Institute Of Modern Music
7 Rock Place, Brighton, Sussex BN2 1PF. Also has colleges in London which specialise in providing modern rock, jazz and popular music courses for guitar, bass, vocals and songwriting ranging from part time beginner/intermediate courses to one year intensive accredited courses and a BA Honours Degree course.

Bristol University - Graduate Courses, Day Courses, Music Education and Music Therapy Diploma plus Students European Exchange Program (SOCRATESE) are a selection of the options available.

BRIT School
FREE Performing Arts and Technology School located at 60 The Crescent, Selhurst, Croydon, Surrey CR0 2HN. Provides standard core educationals subjects along with a wide range of selected creative subjects including broadcasting, acting, dance and music.

Brunel University - Course contents, entry requirements etc for their BA Music Degree.

Bury College Music Courses information


Cambridge University
Faculty of Music, 11 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP - Music, Music Courses, music research, musicology, composititon, music cognition, music perception

Canterbury Christ Church College Music Department- Information, programs etc from the Department of Music pages of the University website.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Prospectus and Course Information

Cardiff University, Music Department The Music Building in Corbett Road. Information. Incoming students. Concerts. Practical Music-Making. Undergraduate

Cheltenham College Independent School offering Choral, Classical & Jazz.

City University Music Department London


University of Derby offers a variety of music courses, further education and undergraduate programs although you'll need to 'Search' the site to find them.

Doncaster College, offers courses in Music, Music Technology, Sound Recording, Performing Arts

Durham University
Internationally recognised research expertise in musicology, theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, music psychology, performance, composition, and music technology.


East Anglia University, School of Music Text-only home page. Disclaimer, copyright notice and credits.

Edinburgh University - Music Faculty
Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9DF. Offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees in music, composition and performance.

Exeter University - Department of Drama Home Page. Department of Music Home Page. Undergraduate Prospectus entry. Postgraduate Prospectus entry. 1999 Research Report.



Glasgow University, Music Department - Department of Music. Head of Department:. Professor Graham Hair. Telephone (General Enquiries): (+44) 141 330 4093.Offers courses in music, musicology, performance, music technology and composition.

Goldsmiths College Music Department
University of London, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Offers a wide range of music, composition and performance courses at degree level.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Providing creative education, training and research in musical and theatrical performance. Located in London they provide courses in music and voice including Operatic, Classical etc.


Harlow College, Herts - Music Department & Courses

Harlow Council - Youth & Arts in Harlow

Hereford College of Arts
Provides a variety of courses ranging from short summer courses for children to university degree level diplomas in music, performing arts and other subjects.

Hertfordshire University, Hatfield - Music Courses information.

Huddersfield University, School of Music and Humanities The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Hull University - Department of Music. Hull HU6 7RX United Kingdom Telephone 01482 465998 Facsimile 01482 465998. Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - Based in London, UK, the school provides a wide range of courses, classes and lessons for students of guitar, bass, drums and vocals.

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Dromroe Village, Limerick, Irelad. Offers a suite of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.These programmes honour the energies of performance and academic reflection across a wide range of genres and disciplines.



Keele University, Department of Music - The Clock House, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, U.K.. New Course and New Course Combination. Music and Music Technology.

King's College, London - Detailed information on the Department of Music and courses offered.

Kingston University
River House, 53–57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 1LQ. Music Postgraduate Courses Information.


Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Offers teaching and research activities in Art, Dance, Design, Film and Theatre but seem to have stopped providing music courses.

Leeds University
University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT Provides comprehensive courses in music, musicology, performance, composition and other related subjects.

Leeds Beckett University, West Yorkshire, provides full and part time courses in Music and Sound Technology

Lincoln University - Lincolnshire & Humberside Universities courses & faculty information

Liverpool Hope University - Undergraduate, post-graduate and non-degree courses and workshops.

Liverpool University Provides undergraduate and post graduate degree courses in music.

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art - Official website for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. You will find information on our courses, LAMDA Examinations etc.,


Manchester Music University Courses and online Music Careers advice and information.

Maynooth University
St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland Offers graduate courses in music, musicology, performance, composition and music technology.

Musicians Institute - USA Center of Musical Education specialising in modern, rock, pop music of all styles with courses catering for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards & Vocals.


Napier University, Department of Music - Ian Tomlin School of Music. Head of Department:. Dr David A Pickett. Departmental Office:. Queens Craig, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh

National Foundation for Youth Music
One America Street, London SE1 0NE. The NFYM was set up in 1999 with the help of the Arts Council of Great Britain to promote and develop music opportunities for young people up to & including 18 year olds.  The website provides information and news on the latest courses, funding and schools participating in the scheme which encompasses all styles of music from garage to gamelan, jazz to jungle, brass to bhangra & folk to funk!  Latest projects include the Instrument Swap Scheme which aims to repair out of use instruments and reuse them.

Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Music - This is a site for the Department of Music at the University of Newcastle, UK. This site gives detailed information about studying music

North Tyneside College, Performing Arts - Performing Arts and Media Studies. The Entertainment Industry is an area of increasing complexity and employment opportunity

Northbrook College, Worthing, Sussex provides school leavers, adults and higher education courses Music Technology, Performing Arts, Stage Management, Theatre and Dance

Nottingham University - Department of Music. University of Nottingham. University Park. Nottingham. NG7 2RD.


Open University, Music Department - Music Department. The Department specialises in teaching and research relating to Western and non-Western music from the Renaissance to the present.

Oxford Brooks University, the School of Visual Arts, Music and Publishing

Oxford University, Faculty of Music - Music Information Pages Information about the University, the School of Visual Arts, Music and Publishing


PowerHouse now BIMM- Home of Vocal-Tech, Drum-Tech UK plus Guitar & Keyboards Education for Modern musicians. Now offering Degree Courses!

Portsmouth University Music and Production Courses Information


Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London- No Music Department but their Orchestra is open for students to join and Practice Rooms are available for musicians.

Queen's University Belfast - School of Music
University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN. Degree courses at all levels; Masters and PhD.


Reading University An overview of the Department and School. People & Courses.

Roehampton Institute, London offers a series of short courses in music technology are being run by Roehampton Institute London. Designed to provide practical, hands on experience of music technology, students can choose from an Introduction to MIDI; Introduction to Songwriting and Recording and an Introduction to Hard Disk Recording. £40.00 per course. (price may vary from time of writing).

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT. One of the oldest establishments in the UK with courses in Opera, Classical and other genres for music and voice.

Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road,. London SW7 2BS.- The College offers its own undergraduate degree and postgraduate qualifications to doctoral level.

Royal College of Organists - Supporting and training organists for the twenty-first century

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX. Instrumental, choral and organ scholarships available.

Royal National College for the Blind
Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT offers a wide range of courses for blind and partially sighted children aged 16-25 years and adult trainees aged 18-65.

Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD. Offers a high quality range of programmes of study, including the Bachelor of Music (BMus), BMus (Hons) Popular Music, GRNCM/MusB (Joint Course) at undergraduate level; and the Master of Music (MMus), Master of Performance (MPerf) as well as a range of professional and vocational courses at Graduate School level.

Royal School of Church Music, Dorking, Surrey The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) home page.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Castle Grounds Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ER. Offers specialist music education, courses, summer schools, workshops and study abroad programs.


Salford University, Lancashire - School of Music, Media and Performance - integrating academic study with extensive performance and production work. (0161) 834 6633

Sarum College - Centre for Liturgical Organ Studies (formerly The West of England Organ Academy) Offers organ teaching facilities for all needs, regional centres in central Southern England

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London - Courses in music may be taken at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, or as part of a diploma programme. Some courses are open to external students from outside SOAS and students studying other disciplines or languages.

The School of Sound Recording City & Guilds qualifications in DJing and Production

Sheffield University
University of Sheffield, 38 Taptonville Road, Sheffield S10 5BR. Offers part time and full time courses in music, music and languages, music theology and philosophy.

Southampton University University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ. Offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music.

Stow College (Music & Creative Industries Department), Shamrock Street, Glasgow G4 4LD. Courses in Music & Audio Technology NQ and HND level available, plus theatre arts, acting and performance, music industry management, marketing and digital production courses.

Surrey University Midleton Road, Guildford, Surrey. The Department of Music & Sound offers undergraduate and postgraduate music degree courses.


Trinity College of Music - Based in London, Trinity College offers individual tuition and performance based training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. One of the oldest music conservatoires in the country. It offers high quality individual tuition

Trinity College, Dublin
the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. Offers a wide range of courses in music, film and drama.


Ulster University, Division of Music - School of Media and Performing Arts. Music at Jordanstown.

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Music web pages with course information etc.

University of Edinburgh - Faculty of Music web pages with course details, information for students etc.

University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. Offers a wide range of part time and full time music courses including graduate and teacher training.

University of Limerick

University of Leeds - Department of Music web pages with course, events and research information.

University of London Libruary - based in Senate House is one of the major academic libraries of the United Kingdom

University of West London - Music Technology & Multimedia Department.

University of Wales Bangor - School of Music web pages with online prospectus, 'History of Welsh Music Journal' and plenty of information.



Warwick University University of Warwick Music Centre based in Coventry.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Wales’s only specialist centre for professional training in music and drama. Site in English & Welsh.

West Dean College, Havant, nr Chichester UK provides weekend short courses in Music including making musical instruments, study and playing guitar, viol consort music, renaissance music for singers and players, clarinet ensemble playing, choral singing, early stringed musical instruments and the performance of vocal music from all periods up to the present.

West Lothian College in Bathgate provides a variety of courses including music (01506) 634300

City of Westminster College, London offers courses in Music Technology, Entertainment & Theatre Studies, Sound Engineering & TV & Video Studies from GCSE to BTEC and more.

Westminster University Main page.



York University - Information on the Department of Music at the University of York, England

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