At Hull, you can become the musician you want to be. Whether it's pop, jazz, classical, musical theatre or film music, you can tailor your course to match your interests and be part of a lively, friendly community of musicians, composers and producers. Music is part of the School of Arts, and sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


Using an array of instruments, amplification and recording equipment, you’ll develop specialist skills in performance, composition, technology and musicology.

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  • BA (Hons) Music

    Available with:

    This all-round degree blends practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music – all in our state-of-the-art facilities.

  • BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology

    Develop your talents as a performer, songwriter, composer, producer or sound engineer in our brand-new, world-class facilities.

  • BA (Hons) English and Music

    Gain a sophisticated understanding of the critical debates in English literature, while developing your skills as a professional musician.

  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Music

    Aimed at those who love both languages and music, the programme allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects.

  • BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

    Explore song writing, performance, studio production and critical musicology – all with an emphasis on popular music.

  • BA (Hons) Music and Film Studies

    Ideal for those who love film and music, this degree is focused where the two subjects integrate – such as composing for film and audio-visual composition.

  • BMus Music

    Blend practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music. You can immerse yourself in sound as you take all of your modules in music.

  • BA (Hons) Music with a Modern Language

    Our all-round, hands-on music degree combined with the opportunity to learn a new language. Choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • BA (Hons) Music, Theatre and Performance

    Explore music and theatre through workshops, masterclasses, concerts, shows and productions. You'll develop your skills to a professional standard.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research

  • Music research degrees

    Music at Hull has a long-standing history of high quality research. Choose to study at MRes, MPhil or PhD level.

Pippa Brazier

Music at Hull stood out from other universities, I liked that you can pick modules from the first year. When I saw the city and the University, I just fell in love with it.

Pippa Brazier
BMus, Music


Specialise in whatever area of music that most interests, and become the musician you want to be at Hull.

With a superb array of musical instruments, amplification and recording equipment at your disposal, you’ll have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in different areas of music, including performance, composition, technology and musicology.


Our teaching staff are experts and active practitioners in a variety of musical disciplines. From session musicians to composers, they deliver a unique perspective on current trends in musical thinking.

Instrumental tutors


We work to give our students a range of opportunities beyond the classroom, and have built strong links with professional organisations, so students can engage with the likes of the BBC, Hull Truck and Opera North.

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Unleash your creativity in some of the best music facilities of any UK university. Play a 400-seater concert hall, produce in the industry standard recording suite, compose new soundscapes in our ambisonic studio, and rehearse any time with 24/7 facilities.

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Music students at Hull benefit from a range of facilities, catering for a breadth of musical interests. Following a £9.5 million investment, Middleton Hall has been transformed into a world-class cultural venue - and the centrepiece is a 400-seater concert hall.

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We run a variety of schemes to give you a head-start with your career. Our Students for Hire agency gives you the opportunity to take on paid work in all sorts of music-related events.

The positions our graduates have taken up include performing, conducting, orchestral playing, orchestral management, teaching, and music therapy to name just a few.

*Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency

94%of drama, music, and screen students are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating*




Our research has a strong practical focus, whether through performing, composing, listening, producing and/or studying musical phenomena.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.