Research course

Music Performance Practice

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Music
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

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Entry requirements

Applications for the PhD programme need to be supported by a piece of academic writing of c3,000 words, as well as a recital comprising a diverse programme, relevant to your intended course, of c.30 mins. in duration. This can be provided via YouTube, Youku or DropBox.

In contrast, for the Masters by Research, applicants need to supply a writing sample of at least 1,500 words, in addition to a bibliography and notes, as well as a 20-min. recital.

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For the MA by Research programme, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree in Music or a related subject, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Masters qualification in Music or a related subject.

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Our postgraduate research programmes in Performance Practice are a unique opportunity for performers of proven ability to develop their work on historically-informed performances of western art music.

You will be assessed by performance supported by written work, which demonstrates a high level of ability in presenting, and reasoning from, historical evidence relating to performance practice.

The Department of Music offers two options for postgraduate research, whether you are looking to complete your academic studies with a PhD or to pursue Masters-level research following an undergraduate degree a related field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Ryan Latimer
Email
r.j.latimer@bham.ac.uk