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Music

University of Surrey

48 months
Duration
17600 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

The Music programme at the University of Surrey is ranked second in the UK by the Guardian University Guide. Academic members of staff are well known internationally for their exceptionally strong research profiles.

Overview

What you will study

Our research degrees prepare you for success at each stage of your PhD project development. The structure of the Music programme at the University of Surrey is designed to provide intensive graduate preparation for a future career and is suitable for either part-time or full-time candidates.

As a PhD student within our Department of Music and Media, you will conduct a research project within one of our areas of research strength. Completion of the programme entails submission of a thesis, the submission of practice if undertaking a practice-based PhD, and an oral viva with external examiners.

PhD students on all programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences  can expect three levels of research training: University-level, School-level and subject-specific.

University-level training is provided by the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme and the University Library including a PhD induction, workshops on writing skills and preparation for the confirmation and viva. There is also an annual student-led University postgraduate conference. School-level training is offered in the form of interdisciplinary seminars, reading groups, visiting speaker events and conferences. You will also receive subject-specific training that will vary depending on your programme. You may participate in research “intensives” featuring formal presentations of work by students, keynote seminars, study groups on current themes in arts research, and research skills training sessions. You may meet regularly for debate and discussion and participate in annual formal presentations of research.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Analysis 
  • 20th-century concert music, especially  Mahler and 20th-century English composers 
  • Popular musics, particularly rock, jazz, electronic dance music 
  • Aesthetics of sound and music 
  • Contemporary music and its composition and performance 
  • Critical musicology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree and usually an MA in a relevant arts subject or appropriate professional experience.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £8,800

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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