Research course

Music

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an upper second class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Music PhDs at Glasgow comprise a process of research over 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time that leads to either a thesis that may be supported by practical work, or a portfolio of practical work supported by a written component. If your work is centred on cultural or historical musicology, this provides great opportunity to support your main thesis with performance, edition or other forms of musical practice. If you are a composer, improvisor, or sonic artist, this provides a great opportunity to develop your creative work and present this as a substantial piece of practice research.

Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:

  • Composition, including experimental music, intercultural aspects of composition and music and the moving image
  • Historical and cultural musicology, including philosophy and aesthetics of music, music in popular culture, music and politics and music and modernism
  • Sonic arts and audiovisual practice, including live electronics, spatial composition and sound design and sound art aesthetics
  • Performance, including historically informed performance and contemporary music practices

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MLitt by research

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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