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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hull

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Music at Hull has a long-standing history of high quality research. Our internationally excellent and world-leading research in popular music, jazz studies, sonic arts, and music psychology was recognised by the Research Excellence Framework of 2014. We host up to 45 public performances every year and contribute regularly to musical events in the region, including Early Music festivals, jazz festivals and community projects as well as running the prestigious Newland Lectures in which renowned international academics, composers and music industry figures discuss their work in detail.

These programmes have been designed to be flexible to enable you to pursue your chosen specialism in a supportive and productive environment with individual supervision for all specialist modules. Our staff are active researchers, so you can access wide-ranging expertise quickly and easily. These programmes are available full-time, part-time and, where appropriate, for distance learners.

PhD in Music by Composition Develop a portfolio of original compositions of up to 90 minutes for the PhD with supporting research documentation of 25,000 words, or equivalent

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000overall cost

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University information

University of Hull

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  • Campus address

    University of Hull, Admissions Office, Cottingham Road, Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, HU6 7RX, England

International students starting an undergraduate degree could receive a tuition fee discount of up to £2,500 per year (terms apply).
Hull’s research takes on global issues – health inequalities, social injustice, climate change and more – to shape a fairer, brighter and carbon-neutral future.
At Hull, there are students from more than 100 countries from right across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 87 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    126 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%



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