Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Performance Practice

Supervision is available for research in all the main areas of performance practice and composition; performance practice research is geared particularly to encouraging the development of new methodologies, new insights and new knowledge; composition research is designed to encourage composers to pursue their artistic development to the highest level and reflect critically upon the significance of their compositional activity; assessment is by 30,000-word these for MPhil and 50,000-word these for PhD, usually expected to include performance documentation of various kinds.

Entry requirements

Master's degree or equivalent; applicants must submit a detailed research proposal of around 2000 words outlining the thesis they wish to pursue and the methodologies that would support it; they must also submit evidence of their standards of written and practical (or compositional) work, both of which are considered at entrance interview; registration is for MPhil in the 1st instance.

Course modules

Much of the research focuses on the practical aspects of music in the areas of performance and composition, including: manuscripts; marked scores; historic instruments; museum artefacts; critical and reflective study of practice itself. Staff researchers have collaborative relationships with researchers from other disciplines, including: instrument-making; the visual arts; architecture; art history; museum curatorship; computing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Academy of Music Camden NW1 5HT South East

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