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. 


  • BMus Music

    Explore musical cultures and contexts while developing theoretical and technical skills in professional facilities.Work with industry partners such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera North.

  • Creative Music Technology

    Develop your talents as a performer, songwriter, composer, producer or sound engineer in our professional studios and facilities on our JAMES accredited degree.

  • Music

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

  • Music (Popular)

    Explore songwriting, performance & studio production in our state-of-the-art industry standard recording studio by applying for our BA Popular Music degree.

  • Music, Theatre and Performance

    Explore music and theatre through workshops, masterclasses, concerts, shows and productions. You'll work in professional facilities with leading industry partners.

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 Research 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.

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.

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; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

100%of music students are in work or further study six 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.