Our Research

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 84% of our research was internationally recognised overall, with 19.4% of our outputs rated as world-leading.

about our research

Topics include composition, historical musicology (principally in the baroque and classical eras and in theory, analysis and aesthetics - including a strong emphasis on twentieth and twenty first century art and popular repertoires), and performance.

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We host regular conferences throughout the year. Many of these attract international delegates and stimulate research within the university and in the wider academic community.

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postgraduate study

Our School consists of a community of more than 600 students dedicated to creating and recreating music; all are able to contribute to the musical life of the University, the city of Canterbury and the wider community in the south east of England.

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