All students

Florence Hilda Yates Music Scholarship

Value of award

100% of UK/EU tuition fees for the MMus, MLitt or MPhil in Music. Successful international candidates will be required to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

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:

Please see individual staff profiles for possible supervisors and our website for further information on our research.

Eligibility Criteria

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:

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 ( by Tuesday 31 July 2018.


Professor David Clarke

Eligible Courses