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The research activities of the Department of Music can be subdivided into four areas of concentration: (1) Composition, (2) Ethnomusicology/Chinese music, (3) Historical Musicology, and (4) Theory. Although the four concentrations reflect recognized professional boundaries, the faculty as a whole embraces the spirit of interdisciplinary research and is actively engaged in diverse modes of scholarly inquiry. In keeping with international practice, postgraduate studies in composition lead towards the professional degree titles of MMus and DMus, while that in the other three research concentrations, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and theory, lead towards the MPhil and PhD. Our research postgraduate students, in addition to formal courses, have many other opportunities to become exposed to the latest academic research in music. The department research forum series offers a platform for faculty and PhD students to present their work in progress, and the colloquium series features guest lectures by international scholars on a regular basis. Faculty- and University-wide interdisciplinary lectures, forums and conferences, and exchange opportunities are also available.

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of Specialization:

  • Composition
  • Enthnomusicology and Chinese Music
  • Musicology and Western Music History
  • Theory

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General Requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should:

1. have majored in composition or another related field.

2. submit the following materials

  • curriculum vitae (must use the template which can be downloaded from the Music Department's website:  www.cuhk.edu.hk/mus);
  • a representative selection of the candidate's music composition work (3-4 pieces, in which at least one is a large-scale chamber, choral, or orchestral work) in the style in which the candidate proposes to work; and
  • a research proposal of 2-3 pages written in English.

Tuition Fee

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    5383 USD/year
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Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
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