Ph.D. On Campus


University of Cambridge

36 months
25758 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Doctoral students on this Music programme from University of Cambridge, work in close contact with one or more leading researchers in their field as well as participating in programmes of skills training and colloquia; there are also opportunities to gain experience in teaching.


Postgraduate research in the Faculty of Music is centred on individual scholarly activity in fields such as historical musicology, analysis, ethnomusicology, performance studies, music and science and composition. 

The overwhelming majority of graduate students in the Faculty undertake research that is directly connected with the special research interests of members of the Faculty. Intending applicants are strongly advised to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to making a formal application in order to discuss the feasibility of their proposed research.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Music programme from University of Cambridge students should have acquired:

  • knowledge of and expertise in the techniques and methods appropriate to their chosen subject of study;
  • the ability to engage with both teaching and research at the highest level in the contemporary academic environment; and
  • a clear understanding of the scope and applicability of their research in broader contexts.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
 Candidates whose work is practice-based may include as part of a doctoral submission either a portfolio of substantial musical compositions or one or more recordings of their own musical performance(s).
  • Other
Progress assessments are made in all years of doctoral study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal (M)
  • Sample of work (2)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £15,454

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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Updated over a year ago

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