Research in the Department of Music


We specialise in cross-repertoire, multi-disciplinary research that encompasses the broad spectrum of music studies.


About Our Research

Find out more about our research activities within the department of Music.

Impact Impact


Our commitment to impact ensures that research projects undertaken by the Department benefit a variety of groups.

Research Projects Projects


Learn more about current research projects in the Department of Music.

Postgraduate Research Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

The Department of Music prides itself on being an innovative department that embraces the full spectrum of music, from the great works of the past to emerging trends such as sound for computer games and music industries.

Institute of Popular Music Institute of Popular Music

Institute of Popular Music

Founded in 1988 as the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music, the Institute of Popular Music (IPM) provides a hub for interdisciplinary research on popular music, broadly defined.


Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology

ICCaT investigates how music composition and sonic artforms intersect with new technology, performance and perception.

Applied Music Research Lab

Applied Music Research Lab

The AM Lab is an interdisciplinary research group focused on applications of music psychology research in everyday life. One of our key aims is to harness the benefits of music for improving people's lives.


UNESCO City of Music Programme

UNESCO has recognised the city’s musical heritage, designating it a permanent UNESCO City of Music.