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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Our Music PhD programmes enable you to pursue advanced research in the areas of classical, popular, world, contemporary, early, folk and traditional music through a range of approaches. These include practice-based research, and musicological and theoretical inquiry.

Practice-based research focuses on composition, performance, improvisation and other forms of multi-media work.

Areas of musicological and theoretical inquiry can include the following approaches:

cultural and critical
historiographic
ethnomusicological
music analytical
philosophical and aesthetic

If you choose to engage in academic research you are normally assessed by a thesis of no more than 100,000 words for PhD and 50,000 words for MPhil. If you choose to undertake practice-based research you will normally submit a portfolio (eg of scores, sound files, video files, other forms of documentation or some combination of these), supplemented by a related dissertation to explain the larger, practice-based component.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 87 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    154 76%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    18th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    53rd

    20

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