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The award
DPhil, PhD

How long you will study
6 - 7 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2090 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Musicology at University of Birmingham

The Music Department offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain, with access to outstanding facilities.

Our research expertise covers: Western music history, British music since 1850, Italian opera and vocal music, Music analysis, Critical theory, Music and nationalism, Ethnomusicology and Popular music. The MA by Research programme leads to the submission of a thesis of not more than 40,000 words, whilst the PhD requires an 80,000 word thesis to be submitted. Our wide research expertise covers the whole of western music history. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Arts Council England; BBC; Birmingham Conservatoire; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Coventry City Council Performing Arts Service; Lancaster University; National Opera Studio; National Orchestra; Raffles Institution; and Royal Northern College of Music.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 - 7 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2090 per yearInternational course fees find out
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15570 per year

Entry requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English and they can demonstrate their level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications.

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