About Our Research
Find out more about our research activities within the department of Music.
Our commitment to impact ensures that research projects undertaken by the Department benefit a variety of groups.
Learn more about current research projects in the Department of Music.
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
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
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.