Research course

Music

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Normally require a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

The department specialises in 20th-century-based research: composition (acoustic and electro-acoustic) and musicology are both strongly represented. The departmental building houses 2 analogue studios, a MIDI area and a computer room.

Music achieved a 100% research intensity rating with all of its research active staff being entered. As a result, it is ranked 23rd out of 84 in the Times Higher Education for research intensity.

Department specialisms

Musicology (20th-Century French, German, Polish and British musics, Theory and Analysis, Critical Theory, Film, TV & Game Music, Cultural History, Popular Music) Composition (Acoustic and electro – acoustic) Music Technology (Software development, aesthetics, analysis)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

http://www.keele.ac.uk/humssr/ref2014results/

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required to IELTs 6.5. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe green campus environment. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
4121
International students
12250

http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/studentships/
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly from December onwards to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.
Key sponsors: AHRC, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
n/a months
part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months

MPhil

distance learning
n/a months
full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
PGR Administrator
Email
humanities.phd@keele.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 733641