PhD Music (Musicology) / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
- Entry requirements
We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- How to apply
Find out how to apply for this programme .
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Our PhD Music (Musicology) programme will enable you to develop historical and/or analytical skills at an advanced level, with independence and originality of thought combined with technical skill.
Your supervised research will normally be related in some way to the research interests of a member of staff. These currently include but are not limited to:
- medieval and Renaissance music;
- English Baroque music;
- Baroque music theory and performance practice;
- Beethoven and his contemporaries;
- music in 19th-century Germany (Mendelssohn, Schubert);
- 20th-century music, especially that of Russia and the Soviet Union;
- 20th-century symphony;
- music in contemporary culture;
- music revivals in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Musicologists and ethnomusicologists will produce an 80,000-word dissertation that presents independent and original research executed at a high standard.
You will be assigned a research panel consisting of your supervisor, a co-supervisor and advisor who will meet with you on a regular basis to monitor your progress.
Postgraduate students are expected to take part in the academic community of the department and the University by participating in seminars and presenting their research at regular intervals.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
We offer a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that while we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below.
You may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government. Find out more about this and other sources of funding on the funding opportunities page.
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2019-20
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2019-20
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2019-20
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0) 161 275 3559
See: About us
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