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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-22, SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

Our PhD in Music is supported by staff who are engaged in a range of specialisms that combine practice-led research and advanced professional practice with theoretical and technical analysis. We have supervisory capability across a wide variety of topics and issues, principally centred on twentieth century and contemporary music.

About PhD study

This course is available for you to study either on a full-time or part-time basis and you have the flexibility to switch should you need to.

A PhD is founded on independent research. You will undertake a systematic and in-depth exploration of your chosen topic to produce a substantial body of knowledge and make an original and important contribution to the subject area.

The support provided by your supervisory team will be vital to your student experience and scholarly advancement. You and your supervisors will have regular one-to-one meetings which will provide you with opportunities to develop your research topic and discuss your progress.

Career

A PhD degree in Music - the highest academic qualification, based on the advanced study and independent research, opens up an array of career opportunities both in academia and within the music industries. Many students go on to pursue an academic career, following the PhD with postdoctoral study, then a fellowship or lectureship.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,250per 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 West London

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Recently rebranded as the career university, UWL has strong links with industry that enable students to get career-specific insights, expertise and skills.
A stunning campus creates an inspiring environment for students, with high-quality training facilities and dedicated postgraduate facilities.
The university has a diverse and welcoming student community, creating a perfect environment to learn, make connections and explore in a global city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 87 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    128 63%

    41st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    31st

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    65th

    22

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