MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
MPhil/ PhD supervision is available in the following areas:
For further information please see the School's website.
We run a programme of research seminars, classes and workshops with key contributions from eminent visiting scholars and musical practitioners. Music research training covers general training in music research and topics specific to musicological, music educational, and practice-based research and MPhil and PhD students are advised to participate in these modules where appropriate.
In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.
An upper second-class Honours degree or international equivalent and a Master’s degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
School of Arts and Cultures awards; music awards; postgraduate studentships in humanities and social sciences. Advanced research assistants are often employed as part-time teaching assistants. For more information see our website.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. MPhil and PhD applicants should submit a research proposal with their application of at least 1,000 words outlining research objectives, field of study, methodology and timescale of research project, and giving an indication of the relevant literature. PhD applicants in practice-based areas (composition, performance, studio-based work, etc) should submit examples of their creative work (scores, recordings).
Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
There are two possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
The research support here is great. The staff are very helpful and understanding and patient most of all. I have to say, I am really lucky, firstly for being given a great opportunity to do a PhD and secondly because of the supervisors.