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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23, MAY-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

At Sussex, we pride ourselves on our strengths in critical and theoretical thinking about music. As a member of our department, you will have the opportunity to work with scholars specialising in:

  • musicology
  • opera
  • musical theatre
  • popular music
  • computer music
  • music philosophy
  • electronic music
  • film and media music
  • composition.

Our faculty work at the crossroads between high and low cultures. We do interdisciplinary research, drawing from fields as diverse as gender studies, critical race theory, performance studies, technological engineering, and informatics.

You’ll join a vibrant community of active researchers and be encouraged to take part in our regular research groups and symposia. We welcome applicants aspiring to produce a challenging and original dissertation.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,975per 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 Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 87 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    140 69%

    27th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    12th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    75th

    11

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