PhD Scholarships in Musicology, Performance or Composition, University of Hull, UK

University of Hull


February 29, 2016


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PhD Scholarships in Musicology, Performance or Composition

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a PhD pursuing a study of musical culture from a perspective within one or more of the following international and world-leading areas of music research at Hull as identified in REF2014: musicology, music psychology, jazz and popular music studies, performance, composition, sonic arts.

Applicants should explain, where appropriate, how their research would benefit from, and contribute to, the preparation, delivery and legacy of Hull’s City of Culture (2017) status.

Musical Cultures scholarship holders would straddle three current research groups in Music (listed below) as well as contribute towards contemporary interdisciplinary networks, new research groups and hubs within and beyond the University at the time of the study:

  • Musicology
  • Science, Technology and Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Music Practice

Recent investment in music facilities at Hull, include world-class studio technology, an ambisonic composition studio, rehearsal and performance spaces as well as major refurbishment to our Middleton Hall concert auditorium.


Research options:

PhD: 4 years full-time


Successful candidates will have their tuition fees and basic living costs, totalling around £18,000 per year, funded throughout the PhD programme dependent on satisfactory progress.

The Postgraduate Training Scheme

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.


To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering three full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships or International Fees Bursaries for candidates studying a Musical Cultures research degree.

Entry requirements

To be considered for this scholarship you will require an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1, or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Studentships will start on 26 September 2016. Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 30 April 2016 at the latest.

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