PhD in Music: Leonard and Marion Jones Music Scholarship Award

Key facts

Application deadline 31 July 2018
Start date 1 October 2018
Duration 3 years (full-time), or 5 years (part-time)
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 1

The Cardiff School of Music is pleased to announce the Leonard and Marion Jones Music Scholarship award for doctoral research at the School of Music.

Applications are invited from outstanding applicants. The School welcomes doctoral applications in the areas of research by thesis, composition and performance.

You are encouraged in the first instance to contact potential supervisors for initial project discussions.

Learn about the Schools research strengths and interests.

Contact

Vicky Parkin

Victoria Parkin

Postgraduate & Research Administrator

Email:
parkinva@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 208 74816

Funding details

Tuition fee support Other
The studentship amount is £5,000 per annum, to be paid as tuition fee contributions and a small yearly stipend.
Maintenance stipend You will receive £10,000 per annum as a maintenance stipend for living costs. The remainder of the £5000 not used for tuition fees will be paid as a one off stipend to you at the beginning of the academic year.
Additional funding offered £1,200 over the length of the candidature to support attending conferences, obtaining research materials, recording performances of their music, or conducting relevant research away from Cardiff.

Eligibility criteria

Residency This call is open to applicants who are Welsh-born or domiciled (UK, EU, or international). You must have lived in Wales for three years prior to the start of the award.
Academic criteria

We are seeking confident, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement.

You should have, or expect to achieve, either a Master's degree with distinction or merit from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from outside of the UK, or have suitable professional experience.

You will have displayed potential excellence in the proposed field of research.

Contact

Vicky Parkin

Victoria Parkin

Postgraduate & Research Administrator

Email:
parkinva@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 208 74816

You must complete and submit an application for admission to either the full-time or the part-time Doctor of Philosophy in Music with a start date of 1 October 2018.

In the funding section of your application, please select 'I will be applying for a scholarship/grant' and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the Leonard and Marion Jones Music Scholarship Award.

You must also submit the following documentation (attached to a single email with the subject School of Music Studentship) to ParkinVA@cardiff.ac.uk:

  • A letter of application stating your reasons for wishing to pursue PhD study.
  • A short abstract of the proposed PhD study (maximum 500 words)
  • A full research proposal for the PhD study (maximum 1500 words, excluding references)
  • A CV
  • Official transcripts of previous higher education degrees
  • Two academic references

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may apply to both this award and the School of Music studentships but should note this in their cover letter.

The same documents can be used in support of both the scholarship and admission applications but should be submitted separately – i.e. studentship application documents emailed to ParkinVA@cardiff.ac.uk and University admission application documents uploaded via the online system.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Contact

Vicky Parkin

Victoria Parkin

Postgraduate & Research Administrator

Email:
parkinva@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 208 74816
Tuition fee discount of £3,400 for eligible Welsh and EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible research programmes

Eligible research areas