University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Creative Music Practice

This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to pursue practice-led research in the field of music at the highest level; it involves research that combines textual and musical outputs, e.g. composition, performance (either of original or pre-existing repertoire), installation, sound design and interactive music software. The outputs take the form of a portfolio, performance, and/or recording, as well as theoretical work and documentation of the processes by which the music was made (e.g. video, photographs, recordings, sketches, studies, web pages). The musical outputs will be explicitly linked to the textual material. This linkage may take various forms: musical material might exemplify, contextualise, and/or expand an idea elaborated in the text, and vice versa; the programme requires candidates to critically evaluate and articulate the relationship of textual to extra-textual media in the formation of musical knowledge.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods

Thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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