We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal and a portfolio of compositions must be included with the formal application materials.
Months of entry
Our PhD Music (Composition) programme will see you produce a portfolio of compositions and a written commentary under the supervision of our academics.
You will be assigned a research panel consisting of your supervisor, a co-supervisor and advisor who will meet with you on a regular basis to monitor your progress.
Postgraduate students are expected to take part in the academic community of the department and the University by participating in seminars and by presenting their research at regular intervals.
Workshops and performances of postgraduate compositions are arranged through the department, and may involve Psappha, the University's ensemble-in-association, and the Quatuor Danel, the quartet-in-residence, among other professional and student performers.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- +44 (0)161 275 3559