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. An excellent resource with more comprehensive notes can be found at English Server Music Pages which has Theory & Performance links to academic institutions & web sites.
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)
Glos GL50 3SH
Tel: 01242 222444
Golden Pages: University Music Departments and Faculties Home Pages Index of Web addresses of all music departments in higher education worldwide. Available in alphabetically ordered files or organised by country provided by the Royal Holloway College, London University
Music Departments and Institutions - An international list of music departments and institutions on the Internet. Arranged by country or continent.
Music Institutes, Music Schools and Music Departments - An index of international music institutes, schools and university departments, organised by country.
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.
Offer Trinity graded examinations for guitar, bass, drums and popular piano
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
London College of Music Examinations Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity College of Music
Oxford, Cambridge RSA Examinations (OCR)
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Aberdeen University - ’University Music’ website.
(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 Music Courses
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music provides graded music exams for able bodied and disabled students. Exams are available in Piano, Jazz Piano, Bowed Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Harpsichord, Organ, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano Duet, Instrumental Ensembles, Jazz Ensembles, Practical Musicianship, Choral Singing and the Theory of Music used by the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. UK exam entry forms are available online.
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 Conservatoire - Courses. graduate study. research opportunities. junior school. concert diary. maps. other faculties & courses.
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.
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.
British Music Information Centre - London - The British Music Information Centre is a library and a resource for contemporary British Classical Music. Their main aim is to promote new British music, by having an up to date collection of scores and recordings accessible to the public. BMIC’s collection of approximately 31,000 works by some 2600 British composers is the largest of its kind in the UK. Starting with works written in 1900, it includes, in addition to published material, unpublished or out of print scores that are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere.
Brunel University - Course contents, entry requirements etc for their BA Music Degree.
Bury College Music Courses information
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 Institute of Higher Education 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
City University Music Department Music Diploma Course
City University Music Department Music Courses Prospectus
Dartington College of Arts - Music. prospectus information. performance technology centre. music staff. academic pathways.
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
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.
Gateway School of Recording & Music Technology - provides training and education in all aspects of sound engineering based at Kingston University London.
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 - This is the home page of the Music Department
Hertfordshire University, Hatfield - Music Courses information.
Huddersfield University, School of Music and Humanities The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Huddersfield University Music Courses & BTEC Information.
Hull University - Department of Music. Hull HU6 7RX United Kingdom Telephone 01482 465998 Facsimile 01482 465998. Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Humberside University - Lincolnshire & Humberside Universities courses & faculty information
ICT In Music Education - A resource to support pupils and teachers with music technology in the classroom based at Middlesex University.
International Education Site - Study Abroad articles, course and college search engines, an application form service to have your details circulated to multiple academic institutions free of charge and current course vacancies listings
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.
Institute of Popular Music - Institute of Popular Music is the only academic centre in the UK created specifically for the study of popular music. NEW COURSES MBA in Music Industries and BA Honours in Popular Music Studies. The IPM is a teaching and information unit, with a growing national and international reputation, based at the University of Liverpool
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.
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.
Lancaster University Department of Music Technology
University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT Provides comprehensive courses in music, musicology, performance, composition and other related subjects.
Leeds Metropolitan University, West Yorkshire, provides full and part time courses in Music and Sound Technology
Leicester College Music & Production Courses Information.
Liverpool Hope University - Undergraduate, post-graduate and non-degree courses and workshops.
Liverpool University, Department of Music Department of Music Home Page. About the Department. Undergraduate Courses. Postgraduate Courses and Research. Staff Profiles. Department Facilities
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.,
London College of Music and Media - Downloadable PDF format prospectus available and plenty of online information.
London College of Music and Media - Music Technology & Multimedia Department.
London Guildhall University- Music Education Establishment
London University , Department of Music World Wide Web home page of the Music Department at Royal Holloway, containing information about the department
Manchester Music University Courses and online Music Careers advice and information.
Mary Immaculate College- Limerick, Ireland.
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 College B Mus in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music
Newark & Sherwood College, offers various music courses (01636) 705921
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
Newcastle University Music College - Music Courses information
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.
Nottingham University - Admissions FAQ's
Online University Degrees - Earn an online bachelor degree, associate or masters. Learn about University of Phoenix Online, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), DeVry University, ITT Technical Institute Online (ITT Tech) and more.
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 Schools of Music- 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 Scottish Academy of Music & Drama Glasgow, Scotland. Alumni, Opera School, Events, Music & Drama, Education in the Performing Arts and Information on Courses.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
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
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.
South Bank Education Department, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London, SE1 8XX, Tel: 0207 921 0846/0908, Email: email@example.com - A varied educational programme of activities for all ages to complement concert themes is provided by the Music Education Department. Full information available in their quarterly brochure.
South Birmingham College, has various campuses in Birmingham, UK including a brand new one in Digbeth. Tel: 0121 694 5000, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - A wide selection of courses are available in Asian Music, Irish Music, Popular Music, Production, Recording, Sound Engineering, Performing, Music Technology, Songwriting for Film & TV and Vocals.
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.
Surrey University Music & Production Courses information.
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 London- Music Department Pages.
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 Wales Bangor - School of Music web pages with online prospectus, 'History of Welsh Music Journal' and plenty of information.
Wales University (Bangor), Music Department - Home page of the School of Music of the University of Wales Bangor, UK
Wales University (Bangor) Music Courses and Diploma's section.
Warwick University University of Warwick Music Centre based in Coventry.
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 Music Library Orchestral Sets Catalogue - Extensive Music Libruary
Westminster University Main page.
York University - Information on the Department of Music at the University of York, England
Youth Organisation UK - Arts, Music & other Courses
Youth Clubs UK- Events & Course Info
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