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Our research engages in such broad areas of activity as composition, historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and science and music. The first two of these have been at the centre of the Faculty’s intellectual and musical life throughout its history, while the latter two have become prominent within the Faculty more recently. At the same time a number of common themes cut across these divisions, among them music before 1600, nineteenth-century music, opera studies, popular and media music, cultural musicology, theory and analysis, and performance studies. You can find out about what we do in more detail on the individual themes pages.

As one of the UK’s leading centres for advanced studies in music, with a range of Masters and PhD programmes, we support graduate research in all these fields. See Graduate Admissions for further details.