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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21, AUG-21, SEP-21, OCT-21, NOV-21, DEC-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The overriding aim of undertaking PhD study is to make an original contribution to knowledge. The programmes do not follow a prescribed course of study but benefit from close supervision and a range of research training that is designed to support the project being undertaken, and provide wider opportunities for professional development as a researcher.

Our vibrant multidisciplinary environment includes performance and new work in dance, drama and music, performing arts education and policy, Scottish music, historically-informed performance, musicology, and a range of other specialist areas.

Following a historic agreement between RCS and the University of St Andrews, we offer research degrees leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). These programmes are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers opportunities for suitably qualified students to work towards the achievement of research degrees in appropriate areas of enquiry. Applications will only be successful if it is clear that the proposed research can best be undertaken within a Conservatoire context, in which performance and/or creation is held central.

The specific areas for research degrees are:

  • the processes and methodologies of developing new performance work (music/drama/music theatre), including collaborative and devised performance
  • performance
  • musical composition, in all genres, for live, electro-acoustic and mixed media
  • Scottish music
  • methodologies of specialist performance training, including the use of IT
  • socio-cultural studies of performance
  • performance education and pedagogy

Tuition fees

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£ 17,466per year

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University information

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Campus address

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G2 3DB, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    32
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    25th

    33

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