Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years / PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years / PhD: 3-6 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

MUSMUSRP

MPhil/PhD Music

Research students are invited to join one of our thriving research groups and participate in its Critical Encounters Research Series, alongside academic staff and peers.

Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 20 per cent for UK students. See our Scholarship and Bursaries page for more information.

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years / PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years / PhD: 3-6 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

MUSMUSRP

Dr Cassandre Balosso-Bardin - Senior Lecturer in Music / Programme Leader

Dr Cassandre Balosso-Bardin - Senior Lecturer in Music / Programme Leader

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Music

The University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level in a range of music specialisms within an engaged team. Research students can benefit from a variety of training opportunities to develop their research skills.

Proposals are welcomed for research and practice-based PhDs. Proposals are welcomed in ethnomusicology, musicology, composition, music analysis, music practice, and musical theatre.

Research students are invited to join one of the School's thriving research groups and participate in its Critical Encounters Research Series alongside academic staff and other postgraduate students.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have regular meetings with their academic supervisors, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, stage of programme, and whether the student is following a full-time or part-time programme.

You will receive a monthly 1-hour supervision with your supervisory team. These are arranged with the supervisors every month. Part-time students will receive supervisions every two months.

How you are assessed

Students are expected to write an 80,000 word thesis on a subject agreed with their proposed supervisor prior to admission to the College.

Students completing a practice-based PhD will be required to produce a substantial body of art and a thesis of between 25,000 to 40,000 words.

The thesis is examined by two examiners and includes a Viva Voce (oral) examination.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree and a Master's degree. International students will also require English Language at IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each part.

We encourage candidates with equivalent professional experience and unusual pathways to apply. A writing sample in order to evaluate the student's academic potential may be required in certain circumstances.

Interviews

All suitable applicants will be invited for an interview, either in person or via an online platform. 

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.