Music Research


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

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 100% of the Department’s impact submissions were rated 4* or 3*, meaning ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Our joint submission with the Department of Theatre and Performance achieved 9th place for Research Power. 

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.


Read about the Music Department research strategy.


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

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

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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.