If you have a strongly-defined idea of what you want to study, and you want to be given the freedom to pursue that idea in your studies, then a research degree is the right degree for you. ICMuS offers three research degrees: the MLitt (a modular research programme); the MPhil (a non-modular research programme examined by thesis or portfolio); and the PhD.
If you take a research degree at ICMuS, you will be part of a large community of researchers. In addition to our 22 members of staff (16.5 full-time equivalents) we currently have 30 PhD students, and another 10 research students (MPhil, MLitt). This means that you will be part of a bustling, lively and supportive community of scholars. You will have access to our outstanding resources and facilities, supervision of the highest caliber, outstanding research training and a range of opportunities for career development and enhancement.
Staff at ICMuS have expertise in, and are keen to supervise in, a wide range of music-related areas: