University of Kent

University of Kent

Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

This course explores creative, cultural and theoretical aspects of music and its related technologies and also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with practitioners from other arts subjects.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 UK Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent; or comparable professional experience.

Course modules

Research areas include: Music and meaning; popular music; late 18th-century music; music analysis; ethnomusicology; popular music; the anthropology of sound and music; ecomusicology; music and well-being; composition (instrumental and electroacoustic); laptop performance; musical gesture; composition; sonic art; acousmatic music and video; concert music; cross-arts collaboration (film, fine art and contemporary dance); computer music; electro-acoustic composition; writing for amateurs; post-disciplinary artistic practice; the score: notation as drawing; touch as a way to engage, experience, explore and effect music; sound and visual art; performance art; moving image; electroacoustic music; time and timescale perception; psychoacoustics and sound perception; spatial sound; acoustic communication and soundscape ecology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4AG South East

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School of Music and Fine Art
Telephone number: 
01634 202966