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Postgraduate study

The Music Department’s vibrant postgraduate research environment attracts high-calibre applicants from all over the world. The quality and variety of the research undertaken by our students testifies to its intellectual vitality, as does the range of seminars and performance activities that the department supports. The highly diverse composition of our postgraduate student body reflects the ethos of our research staff, all of whom are international in outlook and participate in international conferences and scholarly networks, being recognised leaders in their fields.

The Department's research staff offers a broad spectrum of supervisory expertise in musicology, music analysis, ethnomusicology, music psychology, performance, and acoustic and electroacoustic composition. We are concerned to offer our postgraduate students high levels of individual attention and personal support, and to provide a student experience of exceptionally high quality. In addition to fostering their intellectual growth as scholars and researchers, we assist their professional development by preparing them for the world of employment, providing opportunities for them to work as teaching and research assistants, to disseminate their research, and to participate in dedicated training courses.

We offer both taught and research postgraduate programmes, and will be happy to offer advice on choosing the course that is best suited to your needs. Many of our postgraduate students choose to study full-time, but we also welcome part-time students. Whatever stage of your career you may be at, we endeavour to provide the necessary support to help you realise your professional aspirations.