Cardiff University School of Music is pleased to announce two doctoral studentships for entry in October 2022 for research in any aspect of music, including musicology, composition, research-led performance and ethnomusicology. We are seeking outstanding UK/EU and international postgraduates with an appropriate record of achievement who have, or expect to achieve, either a Master’s degree with distinction or merit from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from outside the UK, or with suitable professional experience. For further information about our PhD programmes, please follow the link below:
Studentships will cover full UK/EU tuition fees over the period of the candidature. In addition, students may claim up to £1,200 for research expenses during their candidature. (International applicants should note that the studentship will only cover the equivalent Home fee amount and that any shortfall in fee amount must be covered by the student.) Studentships are available on a full-time or part-time basis with a 1st October 2022 start date.
About Cardiff University School of Music
The Cardiff School of Music is an ambitious centre dedicated to research, composition and performance. We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and teaching across a range of subject areas including historical studies, performance and performance practice, composition, analysis, music of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, film music studies and ethnomusicology. For details of staff specialist research interests please visit our individual staff profiles at:
Our reputation for excellence was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The School ranks 8th in the UK amongst music departments for research excellence and scored 90% in the category “research environment” – an esteem indicator of scholarly standing that measures how conducive the environment is to producing research of world-leading quality in terms of its vitality and sustainability. This is more than double the sector average. 85% of the School's research has been judged to be either "world-leading" or "internationally excellent." The School's aim is simple: to provide a stimulating and supportive environment where students and staff can flourish and work together in a wide range of musical scholarship, composition and performance. Research students in the School have the opportunity to work with and learn from world class scholars, and to work alongside students from across the world.
How to apply
Applicants must complete and submit the following by the deadline indicated below:
· completed application form for admission to doctoral study in the School of Music – submitted to the Academic Registry via the online admissions portal: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/music
(Please specify Qualification – Doctor of Philosophy, Mode of Study – Full-Time, Start date – 1 October 2022)
· the following documentation (attached to a single email with the subject School of Music Studentship) to Parkinva@cardiff.ac.uk:
o Letter of application stating your reasons for wishing to pursue PhD study.
o Short abstract of the proposed PhD (maximum 500 words)
o Full research proposal for the PhD (maximum 2000 words, excluding references)
o Curriculum vitae
o Official transcripts of previous higher education degrees
o Two academic references
· Applicants are strongly advised to make contact with a potential supervisor prior to making an application.
· Deadline for receipt of applications: 12.00pm noon Monday 7 March 2022
Note that this deadline is absolute and applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.