Full time & Part time September, January Research Only, MPhil 1 year full time, 2 years part time
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Are you passionate about music and keen to pursue advanced research in the field? Look no further than our Music - MPhil programme. This practice-based research programme offers a wide range of options, including composition, performance, and improvisation. You'll have the opportunity to delve into musicological and theoretical inquiries, exploring diverse approaches such as cultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives. Our experienced supervisors will guide you throughout your studies, ensuring a tailored learning experience. With excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art music studios, rehearsal spaces, and access to extensive music collections, you'll have all the resources you need to excel in your research. Join our vibrant postgraduate community and take your music studies to the next level. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject, while PhD applicants require a Master's degree at Merit standard or higher (or international equivalent). Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore your passion for music and contribute to the field through innovative research. Apply now!

About the course

Practice-based research focuses on composition, performance, improvisation and other forms of multi-media work.

Areas of musicological and theoretical inquiry can include the following approaches:

  • cultural and critical
  • historiographic
  • ethnomusicological
  • music analytical
  • philosophical and aesthetic

Applications are welcome from students with academic or practice-based research interests in any field that we are able to supervise.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or higher (or international equivalent), in a related subject. PhD applicants also require a Master's degree at Merit standard or higher (or international equivalent).


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