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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Full time 2-4 years. Applications are open all year round.

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

In a UNESCO City of Music with a wealth of musical institutions, organizations, festivals and events, our PhD students also have an opportunity to both study and participate through partnership with locally based cultural and creative industries.

Our lecturers and postgraduate students conduct research on a wide variety of topics in a vibrant and diverse department within an internationally renowned city of music. Our world-leading expertise in music encompasses numerous methodological approaches and critical perspectives including critical musicology, popular music studies, composition, music psychology and ethnomusicology. We particularly welcome research proposals that match those of our researchers, including:

  • Music industries
  • Music analysis - (with a particular emphasis on aesthetics, psychoanalysis, music and emotion, popular music)
  • Music and the moving image (film, television, music in gaming and music video)
  • Critical theoretical approaches (including Gender studies, race and ethnicity and diaspora)
  • Heritage and history
  • Non-Western musics
  • Composition (with a particular emphasis on its intersection with technology)
  • Technology and digitisation
  • Ethnography and ethnomusicology
  • Jazz studies
  • Music psychology

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 87 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    156 77%

    18th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    51st

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    70th

    36

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