Research course


University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is: - a good first degree (First Class or 2.1), or equivalent qualification in a relevant field. - MA/MSc qualifications, or relevant postgraduate or research experience. Candidates with other qualifications are required to discuss their eligibility with a member of staff.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The two courses differ in that research at MPhil level represents an extension of existing knowledge, while at PhD level, students will be expected to make an original contribution to knowledge.

Most students enrol first for MPhil and transfer to PhD when their work has developed sufficiently.

The University normally expects all prospective MPhil / PhD students to complete the PgCert in Research prior to enrolling as a research student. However, students may be exempt from this on the basis of 'advanced standing'.

Information for international students

International students should refer to:

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP £3,995
International students
GBP £11,500

For information about funding please refer to:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Course Information
0800 036 8888