Research course

Musicology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Department of Music
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. Applicants with degrees in subjects other than music must demonstrate a suitable level of aptitude.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

Course content

The department offers a broad range of expertise in musicology, composition and performance, with particular research strengths organised into four core research areas:

  • Music
  • Space and Place
  • Music-Text-Image
  • Musical Creativity and Community
  • Music, Politics and Identity

Other areas of expertise include ethnomusicology, popular music, globalisation, 19th-century music, music and language, and historical performance practice. Proposals for postgraduate research in any of the areas familiar to the staff in the department are welcome.

In addition to individual supervision, postgraduate students benefit from the department's lively programme of research activities, including regular training courses, workshops and visiting speakers; as well as the services provided by the University's Graduate School.

An MPhil normally equates to either two years of full-time or four years of part-time study, during which a 60,000-word thesis is written. A PhD normally equates to either three years of full-time or six years of part-time study, during which a 100,000-word thesis is written.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
student-services-pgr-upw@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5843