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Full time | University Park Campus | 4 years | OCT-23

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Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Music Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

Invest your time and follow your passion to create original research. We know the commitment you will making so you'll get expert supervision from our internationally recognised researchers. We encourage you to

  • identify a potential supervisor
  • to discuss your proposal with as early as possible.

    Research areas

    We have particular strengths in four core areas.

    Music, space and place

    Music and musical culture in a specific time and place

    Transnational and transcultural exchange

    Urban geographies and mobility


    How music interacts with other art forms

    Applying and developing methodologies from other disciplines

    Musical creativity and community

    Musical creativity

    Development of communities and networks

    Music, politics and identity

    How music has contributed to local, national and international political change

    How music shapes individual identities


    50% of postgraduates from SCHOOL/COURSE NAME secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £25,000.

    HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20 data published in 2022. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on data from graduates who completed a full-time postgraduate degree with home fee status and are working full-time within the UK.

    Tuition fees

    UK fees
    Course fees for UK students

    For this course (per year)


    International fees
    Course fees for EU and international students

    For this course (per year)


    Entry requirements

    Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. If your Masters is in a subject other than music you must demonstrate a suitable level of aptitude.

    University information

    The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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