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Goldsmiths, University of London

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
14760 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources. The Music programme is offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London.

Overview

Education

Staff research interests are correspondingly diverse and wide-ranging, and we offer research supervision in any of these areas of specialism.Our MPhil/PhD pathwaysYou can register for any one of the following:

  • Written thesis of up to 100,000 words (MPhil: 60,000 words). We offer supervision in many areas of music studies.
  • Composition. Examined by portfolio of compositions, together with a 20,000 word commentary (MPhil: 12,000 words).
  • Performance. Examined by a full-length recital, together with a related 50,000-word thesis (MPhil: 30,000 words).
  • Sonic Arts: Examined by portfolio of practice, and a 40,000-60,000 word commentary (MPhil: 20,000-30,000 words). Portfolios may include recordings, documentation of installation work, or other sonic arts work.
  • Practice-Based Research in Music: Examined by portfolio of practice, and a 30,000-60,000 word written element. Portfolios may include recordings of composition; documentation of performance; ethnographic film; web-based and digital humanities projects; documentation of installation; other practice-based research.

Supervision is available in any of the areas of specialism outlined above or covered by staff research interests. The Music programme is offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London.

Research students are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Department’s research culture. You will have regular opportunities to present papers at seminars and conferences.

Composers can have pieces performed or recorded by Goldsmiths ensembles, including the Sinfonia, or by the Ensembles-in-Residence.

Performers are encouraged to take part in departmental concerts, and may audition for concerto appearances.

Programme Structure

  • Research supervision

You are assigned members of staff qualified to supervise your research throughout your period of registration. Supervision involves regular meetings throughout the period of study, and involves the development of an intensive intellectual relationship between you and your supervisor.

  • Facilities

You have access to Goldsmiths’ Graduate School, containing an open-access computer room, a student common room and seminar room for use by postgraduate research students. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • Contact details of a second referee
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript 
  • Details of your research proposal

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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