This degree is designed for postgraduates wishing to take their research in musicology, music psychology or music technology beyond a Masters.
You'll conduct advanced, independent research under the guidance of specialist supervisors. At the end of the degree, you'll have produced a 60,000 word thesis demonstrating a significant contribution to knowledge and scholarship, with ideas that are at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline.
An MPhil can be taken full-time (2 years standard) or part-time (4 years standard).
If you want to pursue your chosen area of research through practice, we offer supervison for practice-led MPhil. You should demonstrate a distinctive practice, an originality of thinking, and an ability to place the practice in an appropriate creative/cultural context. You'll be assigned appropriate supervisors, who will guide your research.
Some proven expertise in your chosen area of research will be a prerequisite for admission.
For assessment, you will produce a body of work (such as a portfolio of original compositions) demonstrating an original contribution to knowledge and scholarship. This will comprise of a substantial body of creative practice, displaying critical understanding, together with a written submission, which provides an exploration of the research question(s) and indicates the manner in which the research is embodied in the practice.