Newcastle University

Newcastle University


This Music MPhil and 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. Practice-based research focuses on composition, performance and improvisation. Areas of musicological and theoretical inquiry can include the following approaches: cultural and critical; historiographic; ethnomusicological; music analytical; philosophical and aesthetic.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent and a Master's degree. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, or equivalent.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 72 months
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 36 months
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary in Music, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6525