Research course

Musical Performance

University of Nottingham · Department of Music

Entry requirements

Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. Applicants with degrees in subjects other than music must demonstrate a suitable level of aptitude. An upper second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent musical experience for MPhil.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

Course content

The MPhil/PhD in Musical Performance is available to advanced performers wishing to undertake practice-led research at the highest level. The degree will enable you to deepen critical engagement with and understanding of performance practice while exploring specific aspects of technique or repertoire. You will follow an agreed programme of original research into the chosen topic supported by regular meetings with the agreed supervisors. For details of staff specialisms, visit our people page. Additional supervision and collaboration may be available within other University departments and industry partners.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5843