University of Surrey
The course accords equal weight to activities in musicology, composition, performance and production; PhD degrees are offered in musicology, composition and performance; the course focus on 19th to 21st century analysis and aesthetics, popular music and critical musicology; composers and performers have the benefit of many performance opportunities, as well as the department's professional recording facilities.
Entry is on the basis of a good Honours degree and usually a Master's in a relevant arts subject or appropriate professional experience. Candidates submitting proposals that include practice-based research will be required to evidence appropriate experience and expertise. Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above. Auditions will be held for entry to some programmes.
Key research areas include: Analysis; 20th-century concert music, especially Bartok, Stravinsky, Mahler, Elgar, Britten; popular musics, particularly rock, jazz, electronic dance music; aesthetics of sound and music; contemporary music and its composition and performance; critical musicology; music for screen; folk music studies; composition; psychoacoustic engineering; acoustic-perception modelling; performance studies and techniques; improvisation; acoustics; digital signal processing; psychoacoustics (theoretical and experimental); statistical analysis and user-interface design.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,735 per Academic year (overseas fees)||33 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Surrey||Guildford||GU2 7XH||South East|
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