skip to content

Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Music is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Music  is a nine-month freestanding programme offering advanced training in key areas of musical studies, while at the same time providing a preparation for doctoral research. Its main aims are to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level:

  • critical awareness of issues and trends, informed by current research, across a broad spectrum of music studies;
  • the opportunity to acquire or develop research skills and expertise relevant to a specified area of musical scholarship; and
  • experience in carrying out focused research under close supervision.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme students will have acquired or further developed:

  • knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate research techniques and methods relevant to the study of music;
  • familiarity with current debates across a broad range of musical scholarship;
  • a range of relevant research skills; and
  • the ability to utilise established techniques of enquiry in the context of original research.


Students wishing to continue to the PhD In Music degree must pass the MPhil in Music with at least a high pass of 68 per cent.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Music


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

Similar Courses