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University of Nottingham: Music PhD

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


We welcome a broad range of topics for doctoral research. All of our academic staff are internationally recognised in their fields and can provide expert supervision. We know the commitment you will making and encourage you to identify a potential supervisor to discuss your proposal with as early as possible.

Research areas We have particular strengths in four core areas. 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 -

Performance opportunities There are many opportunities to engage with music and perform: - individually and as part of ensembles

  • on-campus and as part of the wider Nottingham musical scene.

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

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