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Music students playing strings and brass perform live in Turner Sims concert hall
Our music courses give you the writing, research and performance skills to become the musician you want to be. Explore genres from jazz and pop, to classical, folk and rock. Find out about gigs, networking and mentoring on our dedicated careers programme.

As a member of our lively community you’ll take part in hosting concerts and special performances. You’ll have access to superb music spaces including the Turner Sims concert hall. Create and record your own compositions using our music studios, and attend masterclasses and professional workshops with leading musicians. Broaden your musical interests through our student performing arts societies.

  • 2nd
    in the UK for music
  • Perform the music you love in venues across our city
  • 96%
    employed or in further study 6 months after graduating

    Graduate Outcomes, 2018/19

Music courses

Choose from a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference


I'm a composer, producer, sound designer and songwriter and undergraduate admissions tutor for music.
Associate Professor
I teach undergraduate modules including 20th and 21st century compositional techniques and I supervise a range of PhD projects.
Associate Professor
My research covers performance, composition and broadcasting. I perform around the world on modern pianos and ancient fortepianos.
Professor of Musical Performance


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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