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Postgraduate Study in Music

Postgraduate Study in Music

We teach a wide range of music-related topics, including both practice-based and academic areas of study.

Our degrees

We run four postgraduate research degrees. Our postgraduate students can draw on a wealth of music research experience and expertise.

Finding a supervisor

Academic staff supervise candidates working across a wide range of music-related topics. This includes both practice-based and academic areas of study.

Here are the main areas in which we are keen to supervise your work:

  • composition – of all kinds (studio-based, notated, multi-media and improvised)
  • performance – in a range of genres (including classical, popular, folk, contemporary)
  • music and cultural/critical theory
  • ethnomusicology and world musics
  • popular music studies
  • historical musicology (medieval, early modern, nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century musics)

We can also supervise music analysis and theory, and folk and traditional musics.

For more detail, take a look at our individual staff specialisms.