Best Universities for Music in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Music. A graph of 170K citations received by 10.2K academic papers made by 99 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Music

    Pompeu Fabra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
  2. For Music

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  3. For Music

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  4. For Music

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  5. For Music

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  6. For Music

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  7. For Music

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  8. For Music

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  9. For Music

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  10. For Music

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  11. For Music

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  12. For Music

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  13. For Music

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  14. For Music

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  15. For Music

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  16. For Music

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  17. For Music

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  18. For Music

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  19. For Music

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  20. For Music

    University of Roehampton logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2004
  21. For Music

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  22. For Music

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  23. For Music

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  24. For Music

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  25. For Music

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  26. For Music

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  27. For Music

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  28. For Music

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  29. For Music

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  30. For Music

    University of Ljubljana logo
    Enrollment
    37,874
    Founded
    1919
  31. For Music

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  32. For Music

    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1904
  33. For Music

    Johannes Kepler University Linz logo
    Enrollment
    20,544
    Founded
    1966
  34. For Music

    University of Jyvaskyla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    13,870
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1934
  35. For Music

    Royal College of Music logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1882
  36. For Music

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  37. For Music

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  38. For Music

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  39. For Music

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  40. For Music

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  41. For Music

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  42. For Music

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  43. For Music

    Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1913
  44. For Music

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  45. For Music

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  46. For Music

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  47. For Music

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  48. For Music

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  49. For Music

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  50. For Music

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  51. For Music

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  52. For Music

    Karolinska Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1861
  53. For Music

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  54. For Music

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  55. For Music

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  56. For Music

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  57. For Music

    City, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  58. For Music

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  59. For Music

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  60. For Music

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  61. For Music

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  62. For Music

    Orebro University logo
    Enrollment
    15,300
    Founded
    1977
  63. For Music

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  64. For Music

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  65. For Music

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  66. For Music

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  67. For Music

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  68. For Music

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  69. For Music

    University of Limerick logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  70. For Music

    University of Plymouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  71. For Music

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  72. For Music

    University of Oulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,900
    Founded
    1958
  73. For Music

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  74. For Music

    New University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    20,077
    Founded
    1973
  75. For Music

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  76. For Music

    University of the Arts Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,935
    Founded
    2013
  77. For Music

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki logo
    Enrollment
    74
    Founded
    1925
  78. For Music

    Free University of Brussels logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1834
  79. For Music

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  80. For Music

    University of Huddersfield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  81. For Music

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  82. For Music

    University of Pavia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1361
  83. For Music

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  84. For Music

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  85. For Music

    Canterbury Christ Church University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  86. For Music

    University of Alicante logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1979
  87. For Music

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  88. For Music

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  89. For Music

    Aalborg University logo
    Enrollment
    20,353
    Founded
    1974
  90. For Music

    University of Graz logo
    Enrollment
    32,230
    Founded
    1585
  91. For Music

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  92. For Music

    Birmingham City University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  93. For Music

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  94. For Music

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  95. For Music

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  96. For Music

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  97. For Music

    TELECOM ParisTech logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1878
  98. For Music

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  99. For Music

    • #99 in Europe
    • #1 in Luxembourg
    • #282 in the World
    University of Luxembourg logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003