Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources. This Music degree, from Goldsmiths, University of London, is one of the research programme that they offer.
Our MPhil/PhD pathways
You can register for any one of the following:
- Written thesis of up to 100,000 words (MPhil: 60,000 words). We offer supervision in many areas of music studies.
- Composition. Examined by portfolio of compositions, together with a 20,000 word commentary (MPhil: 12,000 words).
- Performance. Examined by a full-length recital, together with a related 50,000-word thesis (MPhil: 30,000 words).
- Sonic Arts: Examined by portfolio of practice, and a 40,000-60,000 word commentary (MPhil: 20,000-30,000 words). Portfolios may include recordings, documentation of installation work, or other sonic arts work.
- Practice-Based Research in Music: Examined by portfolio of practice, and a 30,000-60,000 word written element. Portfolios may include recordings of composition; documentation of performance; ethnographic film; web-based and digital humanities projects; documentation of installation; other practice-based research.
You are assigned members of staff qualified to supervise your research throughout your period of registration. Supervision involves regular meetings throughout the period of study, and involves the development of an intensive intellectual relationship between you and your supervisor.
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You can study full-time or part-time. The programme normally begins in September, but applications for entry in January and April may be considered.
Supervision is available in any of the areas of specialism outlined above or covered by staff research interests.
Research students are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Department’s research culture. You will have regular opportunities to present papers at seminars and conferences.
Composers can have pieces performed or recorded by Goldsmiths ensembles, including the Sinfonia, or by the Ensembles-in-Residence.
Performers are encouraged to take part in departmental concerts, and may audition for concerto appearances.
- 36 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply early to avoid disappointment
DisciplinesMusic View 209 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
- You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a high pass in a taught Masters degree. In exceptional circumstances we will also consider applicants with an undergraduate degree and professional experience equivalent to a Masters degree.
International14760 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- Home/EU: £2203.50
- International: £7380
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