Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music


One of the most powerful ways in which we communicate in today’s world is through music. The music industry offers you a wide range of opportunities in which you can express your creativity, intellect and emotions, and Leeds is an excellent place to start your journey!

Our degrees

>Music BA

>Music (Performance) BMus

>Music with Enterprise BA

>Music, Multimedia and Electronics BSc

>Music and Music Psychology MArts, BA

Students can also choose to take music as a joint honours course with a large range of subjects in the arts, sciences and modern languages.

Our reputation

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures in which the School is situated has been ranked 51st in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018. The University of Leeds ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and came 47th in the Most International Universities in the world (THE Rankings) in 2018. The University was also ranked 3rd in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience survey and 70th in QS Graduate Employability rankings in 2018.

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

We have an active research environment which enables us to offer a range of exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields.

School facilities and music in Leeds

The School is housed in extensive purpose-built premises. The large building contains rehearsal, performance and practice spaces, a Psychology of Music laboratory, and four lecture theatres.  There are studios for sound recording, software development and computer music composition. A wide selection of professional recording equipment and the latest music software is available for students to use and our facilities are supported by a dedicated team of technicians.

Leeds is an exciting venue for music, with concerts and events in all styles and genres.  It’s the home of Opera North, the First Direct Arena, and the Town Hall concert series, and there are many opportunities to hear live music in pubs and clubs. Our entire University international concert series is free to students.

Hands-on learning

Here at Leeds we emphasise the links between theory and practice so that you can get experience in areas such as schools, film scoring and research.  You’ll get the chance to develop your own ideas through independent and group project work.

Admissions Policy

Please use the links below to view the admissions policy for your year of entry.

Admissions Policy 2018

Admissions Policy 2019






Ross Muir – BA Music

The course as a whole was very good, because when you come in you gain a broad knowledge and understand of all aspects of music, and then you can refine and take your own pathway in that.

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