Research course

Musicology

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our PhD research programmes in Cambridge will allow you to explore your own interests in musicology, supported by the expertise of our staff.

Our research encompasses critical and contextual investigation, mostly focused on twentieth-century and contemporary music and performance practice, including Cuban music for example, but also early music practice and reception through the work of ethnomusicologist researchers. These areas of investigation frequently support the practice-based activities of contributing staff, both in the areas of composition and performance.

The interdisciplinary nature of our research creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students. You’ll benefit from a variety of research-oriented events, including our Faculty and departmental research seminar series, performance events and international conferences.

We also enjoy links with the wider community, including local arts venues like The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Kettle's Yard; the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); and various NHS health providers.

Department specialisms

world music and ethnomusicology; music of the Middle East; temperament and tuning systems; music and science; historical music, electronic and algorithmic music; computer-aided composition; pitch-class approaches to post-tonal tonality; the music of Morton Feldman; immersive sound art and Hörspiel, algorithmic composition; the human computer interface and development, the music of Percy Grainger; modernist music; contemporary music theatre; music performance studies, composition; microtonality; nineteen-note equal temperament; live performance with computers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

PhD

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk