3 years (Full-time) / opportunities available (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for to pursue further research, teaching, and professional performance.
The School of Music offers a broad range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:
- Bowed stringed instruments, especially violin and viola
- Keyboard instruments, especially piano, harpsichord and organ
Requirements for the Performance programme include the presentation of a public recital of a varied programme of approximately 90 minutes' duration and the submission of either (a) a dissertation (of 40,000 to 50,000 words) on an approved performance or voice/instrument-related subject or (b) an appropriate scholarly edition with commentary.
Please contact the research director for information on available research areas.
There are some bursaries available to cover tuition fees for well qualified students, please contact the programme administrator for more information.
- Internationally recognised expertise and experience in historical performance/performance practice
- Claire Holden, the School’s AHRC Fellow in the Creative Arts, is a member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
- Excellent performance opportunities and facilities
- Regular lectures, master classes and workshops given by distinguished scholars and performers
- A collection of period instruments for use by students.
- Students attend a postgraduate discussion group which tackles a broad range of issues, sometimes based on recent guest lectures
- Assessed by submission of a thesis or edition and presentation of an associated recital
- The School organises workshops and masterclasses to enhance the student experience in composition and performance
Suitable for graduates in Music who wish to combine practical and academic musical study to doctoral level.
Candidates are normally expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, and to have completed, or be about to complete, a taught Master's degree involving music. Applicants must also show evidence of appropriate skills in written and spoken English, research, music performance, plus foreign language skills (if relevant).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: Prof. Rachel Cowgill
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4816
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74379