Research course

Music

Institution
University of Surrey · Department of Music and Sound Recording
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Entry is on the basis of a good honours degree and usually an MA in a relevant arts subject or appropriate professional experience. Candidates submitting proposals that include practice-based research will be required to evidence appropriate experience and expertise.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Surrey is a respected authority in sound technology and musical research. Thanks to our renowned expertise in musicology and composition, and the prestige of the Institute of Sound Recording, we can count many household names in entertainment, audio technology and the recording industry among our partners and collaborators.
Our research degrees prepare you for success at each stage of your PhD project development. The structure is designed to provide intensive graduate preparation for a future career and is suitable for either part-time or full-time candidates. Completion of the programme entails submission of a thesis, the submission of practice if undertaking a practice-based PhD, and an oral viva with external examiners.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above. Auditions will be held for entry to some programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,050
International students
£13,300

As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, our highest quality students may be eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). Faculty studentships are also available for top-quality students, covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance at current research-council rates for full-time or part-time study.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
arts-admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 686 509