Ready to take your craft to the next level? 

When you study a Music degree 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.

BA (Hons) Music: Popular Music and Recording

Undergraduate Courses

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

Foundation Year

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

Student working in recording studio

Postgraduate Courses

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.

There are so many venues across the city, from independent venues hosting local open mics, to arenas and concert halls for touring global acts. Everything from classical to clubbing, and big band to blues is catered for so whatever your taste and talent, you will find something for you. 

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?

You can find us: 

Facebook /MusicAtSalford

Instagram @musicatsalford

Explore our facilities

Fancy learning your craft using the same technologies you’ll use when working in industry? Study with us and you’ll become confident and comfortable with industry-standard kit, facilities and environments. You won’t just be left to work it out on your own – our experienced tutors and technicians will show you how to develop your skills.

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Why study Music at Salford?


Our focus is to ensure that you have the skills you need to pursue your dreams and we encourage our students, past and present, to collaborate with each other and achieve great things.


Whatever you choose to study with us, you'll be supported by experts. And once you graduate, you'll join a thriving alumni network across Greater Manchester and beyond, meaning you'll be supported professionally and personally whenever you need it.


We're proud of all the equipment we have, but we know that it can be daunting if you're unfamiliar with what's on offer. No matter what level of experience you start with, our team of tutors and technicians are here to support and guide you.