City, University of London

City, University of London

Music

The Department of Music has a vibrant research culture and welcomes strong applicants with original research topics for its PhD Programme (see 'Research Areas' in the 'Structure and Awards' tab). Initially students are registered for the MPhil degree. Transfer to PhD status occurs once good progress has been made on the initial stages of the research; this can take place at the end of the first year of full-time study, the second year of part-time study, or later. The work completed at the time of transfer contributes to the PhD. The PhD will normally be completed after three years of full-time research (five years part-time), followed by a one-year period of 'writing-up' during which the final preparation of the thesis or portfolio takes place. Students intending to complete the MPhil only will normally carry out two years of full-time research (or three years part-time), plus the period of 'writing-up'. As a general guideline MPhil theses do not normally exceed 60,000 words, and PhD theses do not normally exceed 90,000 words. Audio and visual media may form part of the submission. In Composition, the MPhil portfolio will normally contain at least three, and the PhD at least five, substantial works, or negotiated equivalent, with a contextualising commentary. The portfolio is accompanied by a thesis, which will usually consider aesthetic and contextual issues related to the works but is not about them. Substantially fewer words are expected for composition-based theses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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