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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

For our Musical Composition PhD, you’ll research and develop new musical languages. You achieve this through building a portfolio of works accompanied by a reflective critical commentary.

Our facilities provide the latest tools in software and hardware in the Jonathan Harvey Electronic Music Studio. Other specialist facilities include rare 20th-century music scores and unique collections of jazz and music television documentaries.

Our supervisors in the field of Musical Composition have particular expertise in:

  • opera
  • orchestral and chamber music
  • electronic and computer music
  • film and media music
  • improvisation.

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

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

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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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