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Research, Centres and Units

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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. Supporting Goldsmiths graduate music studies are three well-equipped studios – the Electronic Music Studios, Goldsmiths Music Studio, and Goldsmiths Sonics Immersive Media Lab –  a Steinway D piano, two large concert venues in listed buildings, and an independent record label, NX Records.

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. Read about our research here as well:

Department Staff and Research Pages

The Music Research Series helps postgraduate students advance their work and careers, facilitating access to cutting-edge research, and to professional networks. Events are free and open to all. Music postgraduate students are expected to attend; music undergraduate students are warmly welcome.

For details of Music Research Series events, click here


Centres and Units

Our international reputation is strengthened by the activities of departmental research centres and units: 

Afghanistan Music Unit
Asian Music Unit
Contemporary Music Research Unit
Centre for Russian Music
Popular Music Research Unit
Unit for Sound Practice Research

Postgraduate Research

Opportunities for postgraduate research in music at Goldsmiths:

Postgraduate Research in Music
Our Current Postgraduate Students
Goldsmiths Graduate School

Current MPhil/PhD students (log in required):

Music Postgraduate Research Student Home Page.




Content last modified: 26 Mar 2015

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