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Study at Cambridge

Welcome. Your journey towards degree study at the Faculty of Music starts here.

We offer a wide-ranging and stimulating undergraduate degree in which you can progressively specialise across the three years. Lectures and supervisions by internationally-renowned staff take place alongside regular workshops and seminars, especially in Performance and in Composition.

For postgraduates, we offer a highly-regarded MPhil (music studies, composition), and an innovative MMus in Choral Studies (including conducting, vocal and organ pathways and college choir placement). Both involve small seminars and close one-to-one work with leaders in research and practice.

As a student here you will have access to a concert- and recital-hall complex integral to the Faculty (the West Road Concert Hall) and to a rich programme of performances and masterclasses by top-flight musicians. Our associate ensembles are eclectic to say the least: the Academy of Ancient Music, Voces8, the Endellion Quartet, and the Ligeti Quartet. Finally, you will have excellent studio facilities, and world-class libraries on your doorstep (our own Pendlebury Library) and across the road (the University Library).

We also offer the PhD in composition, ethnomusicology, music analysis, music cognition, musicology, and performance studies. You can find out more about our PhD supervisors and their work on our Research Clusters page. You are very welcome to contact a prospective supervisor directly. Please note that we do not offer a dedicated PhD in practice as research for performers.

We are very happy to welcome visiting students whose interests align closely with those of our staff.

Beyond the PhD, the Faculty has opportunities for postdoctoral research, as well as for opportunities for visiting scholars.

Study Music at Cambridge