Research course

Musicology

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Music
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Music. Candidates are normally expected to have a first or upper second class Honours degree, or equivalent, and to have completed, or be about to complete, a taught master's degree involving music.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

This scheme is suitable for graduates in music, especially in the fields of historical musicology, music aesthetics, theory and analysis.

It aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in higher education and writing about music.

We offer a wide range of expertise, with particular strength in the following areas:

  • Critical Musicology: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Music, especially in modern times.
  • Ethnomusicology: African (including African diaspora); Celtic and Islamic regions, especially from an anthropological perspective; other areas may be considered.
  • Historical Musicology: Contemporary British Music, Music and Musical Life in Vienna 1750-1830, Music and Aesthetic Debate in the C18th, Opera in France in the C19th, Music and Society in C19th Britain, Performance Practice, Popular Music, Post-war French Music. Other areas may be considered.

These areas are cross-fertilised by other staff specialisms which include:

  • Biographical studies
  • Historiography of music
  • Performance practice and organology
  • Sketch and source studies
  • Music and politics
  • Popular culture and aesthetics
  • Analytical and theoretical perspectives

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084