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Music Research

King's College London

36 months
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21870 GBP/year
5820 GBP/year
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About

The department has an international reputation for research in Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Composition. Music Research at King's College London is particularly strong in Western music from the 12th century to the present day, jazz, opera, performance studies, cognition, and the musical cultures of the Middle East, South Asia and Brazil.

Overview

In addition to PhD programmes in Musicology (thesis of max. 100,000 words) and in Composition (portfolio with technical commentary), we offer an innovative Performance-Research programme in which performance materials (e.g. concerts, recordings) combine with a 50,000-word thesis to explore a significant and clearly-defined research question.

Key facts:

Prospective students of Music Research at King's College London are welcome to contact any member of staff whose field of research interests them. Alternatively, Musicology and Ethnomusicology applicants may discuss their plans with the PhD Coordinator Emma Dillon or the Ethnomusicology Coordinator Martin Stokes. Composers are encouraged in the first instance to contact Professor Silvina Milstein who coordinates the Composition programme.

Programme Structure

Research
  • The joint PhD in Music affords students the opportunity to work with leaders in the fields of Ethnomusicology, Musicology and Composition. We invite applications on any area of research represented by faculty interests.
  • The department also draws your attention to areas of overlapping interest among faculty in the departments of Music at King's College London and University of Hong Kong: composition; 19th-century music studies; musical thought, philosophy and music psychology; music and film. Students in the joint PhD programme will benefit from one-to-one supervision with a number of scholars working in their field.
  • The programme also offers them access to the lively intellectual communities in these two world-class centres for music research, as well as to all the cultural riches on offer in the cities of London and Hong Kong.

Lecturers

Staff interests associated with the research programme and its research groups
  • Andy Fry
  • Bettina Varwig
  • Cliff Eisen
  • Daniel Leech-Wilkinson
  • Emma Dillon
  • Frederick Moehn
  • George Benjamin
  • Heather Wiebe
  • Katherine Schofield
  • Martin Stokes
  • Matthew Head
  • Michael Fend
  • Robert Keeley
  • Roger Parker
  • Silvina Milstein

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 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).
7
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours. A Master’s degree in Music or a related humanities or social science discipline is also normally required, but particularly strong candidates who do not hold a Master’s degree may be considered. Equivalent qualifications or experience may be considered in exceptional cases. Master's degrees in performance will usually only be considered suitable qualifications for the phd in performance research, but please contact the phd coordinator if you are unsure.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21870 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

AHRC, various Graduate School studentships, international scholarships, self-funding.

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