PhD in Music

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Music

Start date: October 2017

Duration: 3 years

Number of studentships : 2

We are pleased to announce this funding opportunity for doctoral research at the School of Music.

Applications are invited from outstanding applicants. The School welcomes doctoral applications in the areas of research by thesis, composition and performance.

Learn about the Schools research strengths and interests.

Applicants are encouraged in the first instance to contact potential supervisors for initial project discussions.

Funding details

Tuition fee support: Full UK/EU tuition fees

International students are expected to self-fund the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Maintenance stipend: £10,000 per annum

Additional funding offered: £1,200 over the length of the candidature to support attending conferences, obtaining research materials, recording performances of their music, or conducting relevant research away from Cardiff

Eligibility criteria

Residency: Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International)

Academic criteria:          

We are seeking confident, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement. Eligible applicants should have, or expect to achieve, either a Master's degree with distinction or merit from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from outside of the UK, or have suitable professional experience.

How to apply:

  • Submit a completed application by 12:00pm 15 May 2017 for admission to either the full-time Doctor of Philosophy in Music (start date of 1 October 2017). In the funding section of your application, please select 'I will be applying for a scholarship/grant' and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the Leonard and Marion Jones Music Scholarship Award.
  • Submit the following documentation (attached to a single email with the subject School of Music Studentship) to
    • A letter of application stating your reasons for wishing to pursue PhD study.
    • A short abstract of the proposed PhD study (maximum 500 words)
    • A full research proposal for the PhD study (maximum 1500 words, excluding references)
    • A CV
    • Official transcripts of previous higher education degrees
    • Two academic references

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may apply to both this award and the School of Music studentships but should note this in their cover letter.

The same documents can be used in support of both the scholarship and admission applications but should be submitted separately – i.e. studentship application documents emailed to and University admission application documents uploaded via the online system.

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