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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="">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="">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="">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>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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

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

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