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Music courses

To thrive in today’s fast-moving music culture, you need to draw on different musical skills and work confidently with others. At Hull, you'll become part of a creative and innovative community of performers, producers, composers and writers. Music is part of the School of The Arts, and sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


Whether on stage, in the studio or exploring the archives, you'll encounter the full range of music styles in contemporary culture, from jazz to classical chamber music to electronic and post-rock. And you'll benefit from our industry-standard facilities and our partnerships with leading lights such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North and Hull Truck Theatre.

Creativity lives and breathes at the University of Hull. Always has done, always will. It’s central to what universities do. But at Hull, we’re building something that goes far beyond our four walls.

Music at Hull is ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Satisfaction.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Music

    Forge your musical future – with pathways in Performance, Songwriting, Popular Music, and Community and Education.

  • Music (Community and Education)

    Gain the skills to become a peripatetic music teacher, a classroom specialist, an animateur, or an arts practitioner working with diverse communities.

  • Music (Performance)

    Pursue your creative endeavours - through live performances on stage, studio recordings, broadcasts, and concerts and gigs in the region.

  • Music (Popular Music)

    Become part of a creative community of performers, composers, songwriters, producers, music psychologists, and writers.

  • Music Production

    Get music-industry ready with a degree designed to build your skills, experience and portfolio of production projects.

  • Music (Songwriting)

    As a songwriter, learn the ropes as a practitioner in the music industry.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research

  • Music research degrees

    Music at Hull has a long-standing history of high quality research. Choose to study at MA by Thesis or PhD level.

Pippa Brazier

The course had everything that I was looking for and when I came round for an interview day, the city and the University was just great. I 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.

Through our partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra you could receive masterclasses, career advice, ensemble coaching and one-to-one tuition from RPO musicians. You could also get recording experience at RPO rehearsals and concerts as well as work placements on their live events.


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.


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.

6 reasons to make music at Hull

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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.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022.

75% of music students are in work or further study 15 months after 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.


National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only.