Normally a 2.1 or equivalent first degree in Music or in a related discipline; a 2.1 or equivalent Master’s degree in Music or in a related discipline. Further to application via PAC, an interview will be conducted, where students are expected to present a research plan to the department. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff in their projected area of research. Language Requirements: In the case of Musicological research, students are expected to have some knowledge of the language of the composer(s) or author(s) whose work they intend to research. It is strongly recommended that they build up such knowledge to proficiency level during their studies. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Months of entry
This programme aims to provide a fourth level programme in Music for students who wish to engage in high quality research in selected areas of the discipline. In addition, the PhD/MLitt in Music includes a number of generic and specific skills modules that will complement its research oriented elements as part of a Structured Research programme at Maynooth University.
The subject of research for the thesis must be approved by the Head of Department and must be based on original research conducted under the direction of a designated member of the Department.
Closing date Research applications are generally accepted at any time
Information for international students
Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE(Pearson): 62; Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.
Fees and funding
For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Music