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PhD Music (Musicology)
Conduct independent and original research in a specialist area of musicology.

PhD Music (Musicology) / Programme details

Year of entry: 2019

Programme description

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);
  • analysis;
  • 20th-century music, especially that of Russia and the Soviet Union;
  • 20th-century symphony;
  • opera;
  • music in contemporary culture;
  • ethnomusicology;
  • 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.

Find out more about our Music research , our staff and what our current PhD postgraduate research students are working on.

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Manchester is home to one of the UK's five National Research Libraries - one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the UK and widely recognised as one of the world's greatest research libraries.

Find out more about libraries and study spaces for postgraduate research students at Manchester.

We also have one of the largest academic IT services in Europe - supporting world-class teaching and research. There are extensive computing facilities across campus, with access to standard office software as well as specialist programmes, all connected to the campus network and internet.

Every student is registered for email, file storage and internet access. If more demanding computer access is required, our specialist computing division can provide high-end and specialist computing services.

The Graduate School offers dedicated state of the art facilities to research students, including common rooms and workstations.

Learn more about our facilities for Music students .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk