University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Staff expertise ranges from medieval music to the 21st century. The University has specialists in areas including historical musicology; theory and analysis; music technology; opera studies; cultural policy; music in popular culture; ethnomusicology; and music and gender. Another major focus is the study and practice of performance, where students may submit recital or other performance work as part of their thesis. The University also offers supervision in a variety of idioms (classical, jazz, pop music for film and theatre).Areas of research include: 16th-century Italian music; gender; popular music, especially early jazz; 18th-century music; music in the 1930s; 19th-century Italian opera; American music; rock; music and cross-cultural interaction; classical chamber music; Beethoven sketch studies; Schenker; composition, especially for film, theatre and television; music analysis; music semiotics; music and culture in Renaissance France; Nadia Boulanger; song and gender; music technology; polyphonic music 1150-1350; opera in 19th-century France; Mozart.

Entry requirements

A very good undergraduate degree and a very good Master�s degree in music, including substantial research skills training and dissertation

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 2858