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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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The Music course at Cambridge is exciting and varied. It has a strong academic component, focusing particularly on history, analysis, composition (including screen and media composition) and performance, but also offering a range of other options, including ethnomusicology and the study of music and science. Music students have access to number of facilities, including a professional concert hall (seating 500), an extensive library of music, books, periodicals and recordings, a purpose built studio and music computing laboratories. More information about the course is available on the University website

Music at Murray Edwards College

We welcome around one or two undergraduate students in Music each year.  Within the College as a whole this means that we have up to six undergraduate students and one postgraduate student.  All undergraduate Music students at Murray Edwards are provided with a piano in their room. The College has funds available to help meet the cost of instrumental tuition for students wishing to take the recital option in any year. Murray Edwards has an active Music Society, which puts on a range of events, including recitals, orchestral concerts, film screenings and masterclasses. 

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA
IB: 42, 776 

Required subjects
A Level: A Level Music
IB: IB Higher Level Music

ABRSM Grade 8 Theory at Merit and above may be accepted as a substitute.

Admissions Assessment
Murray Edwards applicants for Music are required to take a written assessment if shortlisted for interview.  You will not need to register in advance for this assessment and the College will provide details directly to you.

Submitted work
Applicants to all Colleges are required to submit representative written work and musical material prior to interview. This will normally include one or two essays on the history or analysis of music; and one or two technical exercises (if studied) and/or your own compositions.

Academic and teaching staff