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Music

PGR-RA-59

Expertise of research area
acoustic; composition; electro-acoustic; film music; music and literature; music and science; music and wellbeing; music technology; music theatre; musicology; psychology of music


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Music offers three research programmes, including a practice-based research (MPhil/PhD) degree.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Whilst studying with us you&rsquo;ll benefit from support and networking opportunities via the Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts (CePRA)&nbsp;and the <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/music-research-innovation">research groups</a>:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Music as Culture</p> </li> <li> <p>Music,Science and Technology</p> </li> <li> <p>Making Music</p> </li> </ul> <p>You&rsquo;ll be part of a thriving postgraduate community&nbsp;and benefit from regular events and performances within the School, and also the wider University.</p> <p>We will enable you to pursue advanced, independent research under the guidance of specialist supervisors. Areas of supervision expertise&nbsp;available in the School:</p> <ul> <li> <p>performance history, theory and practice</p> </li> <li> <p>composition</p> </li> <li> <p>music psychology</p> </li> <li> <p>music technology</p> </li> <li> <p>electronic and computer music</p> </li> <li> <p>popular music</p> </li> <li> <p>film music</p> </li> <li> <p>opera studies</p> </li> <li> <p>historical, contextual and ethnographic studies</p> </li> <li> <p>aesthetics and critical theory</p> </li> <li> <p>music analysis</p> </li> </ul> <h2>PhD by Distance Learning</h2> <p>It is possible to study for a PhD by Distance Learning,for further information contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:m.spencer@leeds.ac.uk?subject=PhD%20by%20Distance%20Learning">Dr Mic Spencer</a>, Head of the Graduate School.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the School of Music.<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:musicphd@leeds.ac.uk">musicphd@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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