Ethnomusicology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The PhD/MPhil programme is designed to provide training in the methods of independent research and will provide the student with a professional credential at the highest level. The research normally will be based upon an analysis of original field research materials.

About

SPECIAL FEATURES

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results confirmed Queen's University's reputation as a 'world-leading' centre for research in Anthropology.

The Anthropology research cluster provides each research student with a first and second supervisor and supplies additional training through postgraduate and qualitative research methods seminars.

Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students is carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.

Classes are held in a purpose-built performance room. The School holds a large musical instrument collection, which is used for practical ensemble work, as well as a world music sound archive. Furthermore, the Ethnomusicology programme administers a hypermedia lab specifically designed for the production of ethnomusicological websites.

Research students discuss and present ongoing work in the weekly Postgraduate Seminar, and are encouraged to present work at national and international conferences and to publish an article in an academic journal.

Research students can gain teaching experience as tutors in modules taught in the School.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

RESEARCH STRENGTHS
  • Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Musical Hybridity
  • Music, Sound and Emotions
  • Musical Tradition and Modernity
  • Performance, Identity and Gender
  • Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Popular Music
  • Ritual Music and Religion
  • Urban Ethnomusicology
  • Web Cultures and Hypermedia

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15100 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA

Funding

DEL Student Support Fund
The DEL Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund which may provide financial assistance to students from Northern Ireland and Great Britain, who encounter financial difficulty whilst studying
  • All full-time and part-time (50% of equivalent full-time course) Northern Ireland and Great Britain undergraduates and postgraduate students can apply.
  • Undergraduate students must have taken out their maximum Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan entitlement.
  • All postgraduate students must demonstrate that they have organised sufficient funding for their course.
University’s Hardship Fund
Students who are not eligible for the DEL Student Support Fund will be considered for an award from the University’s Hardship Fund. There is a smaller amount of money available within the Hardship Fund, so circumstances must be exceptional for an award to be made.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.