AboutMusic at Aberdeen is a thriving learning, performing and research community, with over 250 UG and 13 PG students. The Department has 12 members of academic staff with a wide range of research interests spanning performance, composition and musicology; we have over 30 visiting instrumental teachers who bring their practical expertise and experience to our programmes.
85% of the department's research was rated as internationally recognised or better at the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) and the department gained an overall satisfaction rate of 84% in the National Student Survey 2010.
At undergraduate level, most students take music courses leading to a BMus (Hons) qualification.
Three Honours Programmes are currently in place:
Single Honours Music Programme
Students study all three main areas of Performance, Musicology or Composition, with the opportunity to specialise in the final year;
Music Education Honours Programme
Gives students a qualification to teach in secondary schools.
Music and Communities Honours Programme
This is new for 2012-13 and allows students to examine the role of music work in non-formal educational situations.
Music courses can also be studied at UG level as part of the MA with Music Studies.
The taught MMus programme allows students to design a 120 credit extended unit in any combination of performance, composition or musicology.
PG research programmes (MPhil and PhD) are available in any of the areas identified in academic staff research profiles.