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  • Music

    The music programmes at Oxford Brookes are versatile and flexible, as our students engage with popular and film music, contemporary composition, music production and various traditions of classical music. The courses strike an ideal balance between practical, academic and vocational elements, and work placements are built into the programmes. We want our students to understand music and sound critically; engage with contemporary debates; and develop skills and expertise. Our graduates excel in employment and progression to further academic study at Masters and PhD level. The university boasts many music societies, and Oxford is a great place to experience live music.

  • Research

    98% of the research activity carried out in Music was considered to be worthy of International Recognition with 26% of the research activity assessed as World Leading (4*) – the highest possible category – by HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Particular areas of expertise identified by REF include Opera studies, Historical Musicology, Popular Music and Composition.