Value of award
Number of awards
Start date and duration
September 2018. 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Application closing date
12.00 noon, Tuesday 31 July 2018.
As one of the UK’s larger music departments, The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University sustains a distinctive and plural research culture. We are seeking candidates of the highest calibre in any of our areas of research strength, which include:
- Early music
- Ethnomusicology and world musics
- Folk and traditional musics
- Popular music studies
- Critical and cultural musicology
- Music theory and analysis
- Composition – score or studio based
- Performance, Improvisation, and other forms of interdisciplinary creative practice.
UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply.
You should hold, or expect to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in music or a closely related discipline.
International students whose first language is not English need IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills) or equivalent.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, and wish to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in UK higher education.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account’.
All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
- insert the relevant programme codein the programme of study section
- MMus 5811F (full-time) / 5811P (part-time)
- MLitt 7802F (full-time) / 7802P (part-time)
- MPhil 7014F (full-time) / 7015P (part-time)
- select the programme of study
- insert the studentship code mus01 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- attach degree transcripts* and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification
- attach a research proposal of no more than 750 words for the major research project to be pursued during the Masters programme (this can be a written dissertation or a Major Creative Project in practice based research), outlining:
1) the research questions your project will address
2) the research context (i.e. current state of the research within the field or discipline)
3) the methods you plan to use to address the research questions.
Attach a personal statement of no more than 400 words outlining:
1) your preparedness to undertake the proposed research
2) how the proposed research will prepare you either for future doctoral research or in terms of professional development
3) Why your research is a particularly good fit for The International Centre for Music Studies.
*You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s.
If you have already applied for a place on the MMus, MLitt or MPhil in Music at Newcastle University starting in September 2018 and wish to be considered for an award, you should email an updated version of your research proposal and personal statement to Karen Robb (email@example.com) by Tuesday 31 July 2018.