Cambridge named top UK university music department in global rankings for performing arts
Cambridge University Faculty of Music has been ranked top university music department in the UK and third in the world according to the QS World University Rankings published in 2017.
The rankings are based upon academic and employer reputation. More information can be found about methodology here.
Most institutions appearing in the top performing arts slots are conservatoires, and it is particularly pleasing to see that as well as its strong academic and research reputation, Cambridge can compete favourably with the best institutions in the world for performance.
One of the most outstanding features of Cambridge is the richness and diversity of its music-making at all levels and in a wide variety of contexts. Students in the Faculty of Music can exploit numerous possibilities to include practical elements in their studies, including the performance pathway, CAMRAM scheme and the M.Mus. in Choral Studies. The M.Phil. Performance Studies pathway and the Ph.D. programme are also available for graduate students specialising in performance studies, as well as in composition, musicology, and other aspects of music studies.