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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


You will shape your own experience of the Music PhD/MPhil with excellent support along the way. You will be allocated a principal supervisor who is a world-leading researcher.

Supervision will involve regular meetings for feedback on your work, methodological and theoretical guidance and the opportunity to explore deep research questions in the subject of Music.

The Department of Music has a vibrant research culture, and you will benefit from weekly research seminars and seminars by distinguished guest academics as well as concerts and a postgraduate conference.

For instrumental and vocal composers the Department has three ensembles in residence. EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Plus Minus and the City Pierrot Ensemble play an integral part of the wider performance culture, allowing composers to have works performed by our own and visiting ensembles.


Research students follow individually supervised programmes leading either to the submission of a thesis (musicology, ethnomusicology), or a portfolio of practice-based work (instrumental and vocal composition, studio-based digital or electroacoustic work, performances, recordings, software, etc.). This is accompanied by a smaller component of written work.

Application deadline

21 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    137 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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