University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Music

The course is offered to musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and composers of instrumental and electroacoustic music; students develop historical and analytical skills at an advanced level, with independence and originality of thought combined with technical skill; the supervised research is normally related in some way to the research interests of a member of staff, including: Medieval and Renaissance song; English Baroque music; Baroque music theory and performance practice; Handel; Beethoven and his contemporaries; music in 19th-century German thought and culture (Mendelssohn; Schumann); 20th-century music; 20th-century symphony; opera; composition; electroacoustic music; ethnomusicology.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree in music, or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in the written component), or TOEFL 103 (internet-based).

Assessment methods

All students complete a Skills Audit on entering the University, which allows their training needs to be assessed, and necessary provisions to be made. At the end of the first year of full-time study (or the second year part-time), there will be a meeting of the research panel to assess the student's progress and to decide whether they should be allowed to continue. If the student progresses beyond that stage, they will then meet with their research panel at regular intervals. The final thesis or portfolio is presented at the end of the programme of study or within a year after that.

Sponsorship information

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). AHRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details. The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the School website as soon as they are available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
PHD School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0161 275 3559