Whether you have a passion for performing, composing, producing, or working at a label or recording studio, a music degree from the University of Salford has you covered.

When you study a Music course with us, you’ll call the £55 million New Adelphi building home. It’s where you’ll find industry-standard facilities and teams of supportive and experienced tutors and technicians to help you make the most of your studies.

You’ll be able to specialise in the areas that interest you, develop your work on your own or in teams, and at the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career.

These are just some of the reasons why our Popular Music and Recording and Creative Music Technology courses have been ranked number one in the North West and number two in the UK in the 2021 Guardian university league tables.

Read on to find out what courses we offer, and where they could take you.


What Music degrees do we offer?

Foundation Year

These four-year courses give you a general grounding in the area before you move on to specialise in your chosen subject.


Spend three years exploring the music degree which interests you most. You’ll gain an understanding of the general skills you’ll need, and as you progress you’ll get the chance to shape your degree how you want to.


Build on your undergraduate and work experiences so far to further develop your skills and job prospects in a specific area.

Have a question? Read through our Music degree FAQs

What's the music scene like in Manchester?

The Greater Manchester music scene is etched on the world map, having produced high-profile artists such as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and The Chemical Brothers to Joy Division, New Order and our very own alumni band Everything Everything.

What is a typical week like for a Music student?

Classes vary in size from large lectures to small group practical seminars and one-to-one instrumental tuition. In addition to your scheduled classes, you’ll be able to book time in our rehearsal and studio facilities,  join one of our ensembles or form a group of your own. With the New Adelphi building at the centre of campus and only a short walk from Manchester’s city centre, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in other activities around your weekly schedule.

What is the background of the teaching staff?

Our tutors have current, extensive experience across multiple fields, including performance, arranging, composition and recording and technology. In addition, you will be able to attend regular Masterclasses from external speakers, giving you exposure to industry experience.


Find out more about the Music teaching staff at the University of Salford

Do your courses have a social media channel I can follow?

Our Music courses have a Facebook account that you can follow. You can also find out about the exciting things going on across the department by following #MusicatSalford.