Entry requirements

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, October, July, April

Course content

This scheme is suitable for graduates in Music who wish to combine practical and academic musical study to doctoral level.

We offer a broad range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

  • Keyboard instruments, especially piano, harpsichord and organ.

Distinctive features

  • Internationally recognised expertise and experience in historical performance/performance practice
  • Excellent performance opportunities and facilities
  • Regular lectures, master classes and workshops given by distinguished scholars and performers
  • A collection of period instruments for use by students.
  • Students attend a postgraduate discussion group which tackles a broad range of issues
  • The School organises workshops and masterclasses to enhance the student experience in composition and performance

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries