Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Music research at Keele has two main themes: Music Technology and Musicology. The Music Technology research group is one of the largest teams in UK Higher Education focusing on the creative aspects of Music Technology. The group comprises composers working with digital media in composition for purely acoustic and mixed resources, audiovisual composition, algorithmic composition, theory and aesthetics, and music software development. The Musicology research group focuses primarily on music since 1900. Specific member interests include French, Polish and German music, analysis, critical theory, cultural history, and film music.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Helen Farrell
+44 (0)1782 733641