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Durham University


Postgraduate study

The Music Department’s vibrant postgraduate research environment attracts high-calibre applicants from all over the world. We offer both a taught MA, and research postgraduate programmes, with high levels of individual attention and personal support, and a student experience of exceptionally high quality. In addition to fostering intellectual growth, we assist in professional development by preparing students 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.

Our Research Forum and Postgraduate Seminar series are run by students themselves, who choose topics for discussion and invite external speakers. Postgraduates share a dedicated room in the Department with PC and Apple computers set up for their needs, and can also make full use of other facilities in the department such as our studios, multimedia room, concert room and instrument collection.

We encourage you to look through the staff areas of expertise to identify how your own research interests might fit within our inclusive and active department.