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Graduate Admissions

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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 preparation for doctoral research. Its main aims are to give students with relevant experience at the 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;
  • the opportunity for composers to acquire or develop the technical skills required to bridge the gap between undergraduate work and composition at a professional level; 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;
  • the ability to compose for a variety of vocal/instrumental media (whether acoustic or electroacoustic) with stylistic consistency and a genuine and individual artistic voice; and
  • the ability to utilise established techniques of enquiry in the context of original research.

 


Continuing

Students wishing to continue to the PhD In Music degree must pass the MPhil in Music with at least a high pass of 70 per cent.


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Music

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2019

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