Durham University

Durham University

Music

The flexible modular structure of this programme allows students to focus on a chosen area of specialism but simultaneously facilitates exploration of a wide range of research areas relating to music. It will provide an excellent foundation for undertaking postgraduate research at doctoral level, but will also benefit the professional development of musicians intending to pursue careers in teaching, arts administration, broadcasting, and other domains.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.1 (or equivalent) from an undergraduate Music degree. Evidence of prior specialisation in principal proposed area of study (e.g. applicants wishing to specialise in performance would be expected to have undertaken a major project in performance at undergraduate level and gained a 2.1 mark or equivalent for it)

Course modules

Areas of specialism include: musicology; ethnomusicology; composition (acoustic and electro-acoustic); performance; British music; Indian music; music, mind, and culture; world music analysis; audio visual documentation and analysis; choral conducting (with special focus on Anglican church music). Core modules: research methods and resources; core research seminars. Specialist specific modules: contemporary musicology; ethnomusicology in practice and theory; compositional techniques; music performance. Optional modules may include: British music; music analysis; practice and theory of choral conducting; advanced organ studies; electronic music; orchestration and arranging; Indian music; world music analysis; music, mind, and culture; audio visual documentation and analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes an independent project (dissertation, composition portfolio, or performance).

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; Durham University awards.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MMus Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MMus Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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