University of Bristol

Music

The Department of Music is a centre of research excellence in both composition and musicology. In composition, there is no particular house style, but we are well known for a number of areas including: - acoustic music, ranging from solo to symphonic scale; - electro-acoustic, including acousmatic composition; - composition exploring the interface of Western and non-Western traditions. The department also provides access to a wide network of opportunities for professional and amateur performance. In musicology, research strengths include not only the Western art music tradition, but screen media, non-Western and popular music. We have particular depth of expertise in the early Middle Ages (especially Spain), and in the 19th and 20th centuries (including the music of France, Britain and Soviet Russia). We also have expertise in Anglophone vernacular traditions including jazz and hip hop; in opera, film, music and the history and philosophy of technology, music and migration, and cultural and reception history more generally. Several musicology students are co-supervised between the Department of Music and a related department, such as Russian, French, English or History.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. PhD (Composition): A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) and/or can demonstrate evidence of a sustained and high level of professional accomplishment. Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. In all cases, applications must be supported by a portfolio of representative compositions. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Master of Philosophy - MPhil: MPhil: An upper second-class degree or international equivalent. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Master of Music - MMus: MMus (Composition): An upper second-class degree or international equivalent, plus a portfolio of representative compositions. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of a suitable level of professional accomplishment. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2019. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Music - MMus Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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