Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Our reputation

The School of Music is ranked one of the top 10 departments in the country to study music by the Complete University Guide. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures in which the School is situated has been ranked 60th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017.

University awards

The University of Leeds has also been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, 83% of our overall submission was rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”.

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. As a result, you’ll be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields – academics who share your passion for the subject. It also means our programmes are at the forefront of knowledge and thinking.

The full results for REF 2014 can be found here


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