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. Both routes may require you to undertake training from courses in the Department's taught MA programme. For those following the MA by Research programme, it is possible to upgrade to a PhD.