Entry requirements for the MA by thesis or MMus by thesis include an upper second class degree in Music or a relevant area of study; entry requirements for the PhD by thesis include a Masters degree in a relevant area of study. If you do not have this you may be admitted to a Masters programme in the first instance, with the possibility of upgrading to full PhD status for the second and third year of the programme.
Months of entry
January, April, October
Course contentSpecial attention is given to historical musicology, ethno-musicology, analysis, composition, and twentieth-century music. A wide range of practical activities and performance opportunities are also available.
The MA by thesis is assessed by a thesis of no more than 50,000 words and offers potential progression to MMus or PhD. The MMus by thesis is assessed by a thesis of no more than 70,000 words and also offers potential progression to PhD. The PhD is assessed by a thesis of no more than 100,000 words.
See Department website at www.dur.ac.uk/music
Information for international students
English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 with no element below 6.5.
Fees and fundingAHRC.
Qualification and course duration
MMus by research
MA by research
Course contact details
- Mrs Karen Nichol
- 0191 33 43156