M.Phil. On Campus

Music (Musicology)

University of Oxford

21 months
28560 GBP/year
12550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Music (Musicology) programme offered at the University of Oxford is designed for students wishing to attain a thorough grounding in musicology at an advanced level, either as a preparation for doctoral research or an autonomous qualification.


In the first year you follow the Music (Musicology) programme offered at the University of Oxford, proceeding in the second year to individual supervision leading to the completion of a dissertation and written project.


The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Faculty of Music and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Faculty of Music.

Graduate destinations

Doctoral research in music, other music-related or broadly cultural professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Master of Philosophy in Music (Musicology) has a broad range of current methodologies and approaches in music scholarship.
  • The first year of the course is identical to that of the MSt in Music (Musicology).
  • In order to proceed into the second year of the MPhil, you will normally need to obtain an average/
  • The second year is spent producing coursework, comprising both a project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    12550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12550 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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