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Postgraduate Research

All three areas of postgraduate research - Musicology (including Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies), Performance and Composition - lead towards the degree of PhD, although each has a different mode of delivery. PhD programmes may be pursued full-time or part-time.

Students are encouraged to register their topics as soon as practicable on the web site of the Royal Musical Association. It is a useful way of booking the topic and becoming aware of students in other universities working on similar or cognate subjects.

Further details on each PhD programme are given in the School of Music's Postgraduate Handbook for current students. If you would like us to send you a copy, please contact the office.

Current funding opportunities

Home/EU students
International students


Areas of postgraduate research

PhD in Composition
PhD in Musicology (incl Ethnomusicology and Popular Music)
PhD in Performance