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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Gloucestershire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22, FEB-23, OCT-23, FEB-24

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Research a topic of your choice or work on an extended creative project. Boost your professional practice and develop high-level skills and knowledge to progress your career.

Benefit from an experienced team of research-active scholars and industry practitioners who can offer supervision across a range of topics. Staff specialisms include:

  • gender and ageing in popular music
  • music and screen media
  • the cultural history of popular music
  • composition and sound design for film, TV and games
  • spatial sound and immersive audio
  • ecomusicology / music, sustainability and political ecology
  • music and philosophy
  • music and political economy.

Study style

You’ll have the opportunity to choose between a research-based or practice-based project. For example, write a thesis of 80,000 words for the research-based PhD or, for the practice-based option, create a piece of content or stage a multi-media event and accompany it with a much-shorter written component. As a practice-based student, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art studios and equipment.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,200per year

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

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 87 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    125 61%

    44th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    76th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    54th

    22

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