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As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Music, you will be joining a community of internationally renowned scholars, composers and performers.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin your academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying a research degree will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. 

Our research degrees can be studied full-time or part-time and we also offer practice-led PhD and a PhD by distance-learning. 

We have an international reputation for research and bring together a community of acclaimed scholars, composers and performers.

Our academic staff come from a range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds and work across musicology, music psychology, composition, performance, business and music, and electronic and computer music.

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Alannah Halay
Alumni | PhD Music
"This course has given me a platform to pursue a career as an academic researcher and develop my compositional skills. It has given me the time and facilities to study music."