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Music, MPhil, PhD

City, University of London, the United Kingdom

City, University of London

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MPhil, PhDFull-time, Part-time2 - 7 yearsSeptember, FebruaryGBP 4500 per yearGBP 12000 per year

About Music, MPhil, PhD - at City, University of London

The Department of Music is an internationally renowned, research-driven environment for musical study and practice. Our research outlook is both cosmopolitan and international.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated 87% of our research as either 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). This included 100% of our research impact being considered 'outstanding' (4*) or 'very considerable' (3*) and a research environment that was similarly assessed at 100% in being 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*) for its vitality and sustainability. The department was placed 11th out of 84 submissions for the proportion of 4*+3* activity and is in the top 25% of all submissions nationally for Grade Point Average (GPA).

The Department of Music has a vibrant research culture and welcomes strong applicants with original research topics for its PhD Programme (see 'Research Areas' in the 'Structure and Awards' tab). In recent years the Department has been successful in securing several Research Fellowships and Studentships.

Notes about fees for this course

These fees are for full-time studies only. If you wish to study part-time, you can find fee information on the course page.

Entry requirements

Students whose first language is not English should hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A degree from a UK university or from the Council for National Academic Awards.
  • A degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • An overall score of 7.0 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

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