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Ph.D. On Campus

Music

Newcastle University

36 months
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18000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

Newcastle University's Music PhD programmes enable you to pursue advanced research in the areas of classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music through a range of approaches. These include practice-based research, and musicological and theoretical inquiry.

Overview

Areas of musicological and theoretical at Newcastle University inquiry can include the following approaches:

  • cultural and critical
  • historiographer
  • ethnological
  • music analytical
  • philosophical and aesthetic

If you choose to engage in academic research you are normally assessed by a thesis of no more than 100,000 words for PhD and 50,000 words for MPhil, inclusive of notes, bibliography and appendices. If you choose to undertake practice-base research you will normally submit a portfolio (eg of scores, sound files, video files, other forms of documentation or some combination of these), supplemented by a related dissertation to explain the larger, practice-based component.

Applications are welcome from students with academic or practice-based research interests in any field of expertise among our staff. To view the areas that we are able to supervise please see the ICMuS Research Website, as well as individual staff pages.

You will join a wider community of fellow postgraduate students working in the International Center for Music Studies (ICMuS), and more widely in the School of Arts and Cultures and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. ICMuS also holds regular PhD/MPhil forums for students to discuss their research.

All PhD students are given the opportunity to undertake some undergraduate teaching, with appropriate mentoring, at a suitable point in their study.

Delivery

These programmes are delivered on the Newcastle campus (with options for a period of study abroad). You will be assigned a principal supervisor, supported by a wider supervisory team of one or more additional supervisors. In the first year, you will complete the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Doctoral Research Training Programme. Beyond this, study is based on one to one tutorials with your supervisors, which can be flexibly scheduled. A blended approach of in-person and web-based supervision can also be negotiated for students studying remotely.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural and critical
  • Historiographic
  • Ethnomusicological
  • Music analytical
  • Philosophical and aesthetic

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or higher (or international equivalent), in a related subject. PhD applicants also require a Master's degree at Merit standard or higher (or international equivalent).
  • You need to submit a research proposal with your online application. Your research proposal should:

be at least 1,000 words

outline research objectives

field of study

methodology

timescale of research project

give an indication of the relevant literature

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 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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