University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Musicology

The Music Department offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain, with access to outstanding facilities. Our staff include composers, performers and writers on music. Our wide research expertise covers the Medieval, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, 19th and 20th century British music, music analysis, critical theory, ethnomusicology and sound studies.

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for: for MRes and MA by research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK. If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Master's qualification.

Course modules

The MA by research programme leads to the submission of a thesis of not more than 40,000 words, whilst the PhD requires an 80,000 word thesis to be submitted. Both routes may require you to undertake training from courses in the department's taught MA programme. For those following the MA by Research programme, it is possible to upgrade to a PhD.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,030 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,030 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,030 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,030 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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