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Goldsmiths Department of Music is the largest in the UK's established university sector, with a vibrant community of over 80 postgraduates on Masters and PhD programmes.

The Department leads research in theoretical areas - musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music - and in creative practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, the Department achieved an outstanding Grade Point Average, ranking twelfth in the UK for music research quality, and placing it among highest-achieving HEI music departments nationally and internationally.

Goldsmiths Research Online is our world-leading, searchable repository of publications by Goldsmiths staff.

Find out about our research activities at the links below.

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Read about our research centres and units, including the Popular, Asian, Sound Practice, Afghanistan and Contemporary Music Research Units, and the Centre for Russian Music.

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Read about the Music Department research strategy.

Treatise

Read about the Music Department's lively and large postgraduate research community.

Lisa Busby

Find out about about the music staff's research interests, teaching experiences and more.

Iris Garrelfs

We run the Music Research Series during term time in the Music Department, in which a range of international speakers, from academics to practitioners, come and discuss their work. Lectures are free and open to all. Read more about past and future events in the series.