The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply..
MPhil/PhD and MA by Research
Months of entry
The MPhil/PhD in Music is offered by the Department of Music and Performing Arts. Staff members’ research is characterised by an emphasis on composition, performance, and the interface between the two. The exploration of the relationship between composer and performer is well illustrated by the recent collaborative project between Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and the Maggini String Quartet exploring the composition and realisation of the ten new Naxos String Quartets. The Department also maintains strong links with important festivals including Sounds New festival of contemporary music, which provide outstanding opportunities for research students. The profile of musicology in the department is also strong, with an emphasis on various areas of 20th Century musicology and Early Music. Further, the relationship between Music and Health is the focus of a major cross-faculty research project in Arts and Health, and the Department is also home to important research in Instrumental Teaching and Learning. Please see the Departmental website for full details of Research in Music. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Matthew Wright (email@example.com) or Dr Robert Rawson (firstname.lastname@example.org.).
Information for international students
Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students. http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHere/International/Home.aspx
Fees and funding
Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here:
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School/Dr R Rawson
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