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Research, Centres and Units

Music research focuses in three areas:

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  • The study of music and contemporary culture across a range of genres/contexts, and the intersections between them.
  • Composition and creative practice, particularly in relation to music, other media, and technology, which offer a unifying thread to practice-based research.
  • Interdisciplinary and computational musicology, both in core areas of the field and in evolving newer research areas and methodologies.

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
Research News 2004-10

  • The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The MRS stimulates exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community. Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students in music, and participation from those working in other disciplines is most welcome. Events are free and open to all.

    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.

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