The MPhil/PhD in Music at the Goldsmiths, University of London 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.
- 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.
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DisciplinesMusic Fine Arts View 76 other Masters in Fine Arts in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International15820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15820 GBP per year during 36 months.
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