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Music - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Profile Description

  • Music Performance Practice PhD/MA by Research (On Campus or by Distance Learning)
  • Musical Composition PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)
  • Musicology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

The Department of Music offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain, with supervision from world-leading academics and access to outstanding facilities. Our world-class facilities include the £16 million Bramall music building, which is home to the Music department and also features the 450-seat Elgar Concert Hall, the most adaptable space of its kind in any university in the UK. The building also contains a suite dedicated to the study and performance of early music, five electroacoustic studios and a large rehearsal room.

Research interests of staff include:

Music Performance Practice
19th and 20th century instrumental music
Early music performance practice
Singers and singing
Violin performance

British Music
Global Popular Music
Italian Opera and Vocal Music
Musical Composition and Sonic Arts
Performance Research

Musical Composition
Composition and electroacoustic music (including mixed and live works, network music, laptop ensembles)
Digital musicology
Electroacoustic composition
Instrumental/vocal composition
History and theory of electronic music
Popular music
Sound studies

Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities.

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 10.20

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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