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University of Nottingham: Music Composition PhD/MPhil

Institution University of Nottingham
Department Department of Music
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Research


A superb opportunity to develop your own portfolio of compositions in a professional and supportive environment. We welcome a broad range of styles and approaches. There are many opportunities to perform your own work, or have them played and recorded by others, both within the University and the wider city.

Research areas Our research strengths are grouped into four themes. Music, space and place - Music and musical culture in a specific time and place

  • Transnational and transcultural exchange

  • Urban geographies and mobility

Music-text-image - How music interacts with other art forms

  • Applying and developing methodologies from other disciplines

Musical creativity and community - Musical creativity

  • Development of communities and networks

Music, politics and identity - How music has contributed to local, national and international political change

  • How music shapes individual identities

Explore all our research themes and projects in detail -

The University of Nottingham is one of eight universities making up the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). The partnership provides funding and training to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers -

You will have access to the University of Nottingham Researcher Academy. This will provide you with a network of researchers and staff to support you during your PhD, as well as training, placement and travel opportunities -

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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