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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

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MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. [+]

Best Part time PhD Programs in Music 2017. Research Degrees in Music Subjects of research Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. Staff often have research interests in issues that cross regional boundaries; see the Department Staff page for a summary of their interests, and select the name of a lecturer for further details of their individual research specialisms and activities. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. Entry requirements Postgraduate students of the Department come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the UK and from overseas. Most are performers of music as well as researchers; applicants are evaluated individually on the basis of their background and academic achievements. Applicants should normally possess a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Music, Ethnomusicology or other relevant discipline. Applicants who are accomplished performers or teachers, or who work in the music industry, may have alternative qualifications, and are encouraged to apply. Research training and coursework All research students are required to follow a course of research training held in the department in their first year. In addition they may be required to take one or more postgraduate courses, such as the MMus core course Ethnomusicology in Practice, and/or a language course, depending on their prior qualifications and the requirements of their research project. They are also expected to attend department research seminars; and they may be recommended to attend research training workshops elsewhere in SOAS, or in institutions such as the Institute for Musical Research (http://music.sas.ac.uk/training). See “Structure” for more information about the place of research training in the structure of the programme. Supervision Each research student is allocated a Supervisory Committee, comprising the First Supervisor, who will be primarily responsible for guiding the student’s research; the Second Supervisor, who is available for periodic consultation; and the Third Supervisor, normally the Research Tutor. The Committee as a group periodically assess the student’s progress (see Structure). Research students are welcome to consult any members of the Department of Music about their research. Where the project is inter-disciplinary, the Second Supervisor can be a member of another department. Funding For links to available sources of funding for research see: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ Students from outside the UK may be eligible for financial support from their country of origin. Residence requirements MPhil/PhD students are required to be resident in London, with the following exceptions: In Year 2, you may spend up to 12 months overseas on fieldwork. In Year 4, you may apply for permission to work away from SOAS (this does not affect your fees). Part-present or Distance Learning research degrees are not currently available. How to apply If the subject you are thinking of researching coincides with the research interests of one or more members of academic staff, you are welcome to contact them to discuss your project before applying. If you are not sure how your projects fits in with the department’s subject coverage, or if you have any other question about the department or the research programme in general, you may contact the Research Tutor. When you are ready to apply, please do so online at https://app.hobsons.co.uk/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=soas In considering your application, the Registry will advise the department as to whether your academic qualifications meet the normal requirements for MPhil/PhD at SOAS, and whether you meet English language requirements. The Department will consider your background and experience more generally, your research proposal, and your references. We will pay particular attention to the questions: is your project one that can reasonably be completed within 4 years (or part time equivalent), taking into account any difficulties there may be in working in particular parts of the world; do you have the appropriate subject knowledge and skills, or can these be provided at SOAS as part of your research training (you may be recommended to take a Master’s degree first before commencing research); do you communicate effectively in written English; do your referees confirm that you have the ability to carry out this research; can the Department provide appropriate supervision? Please ask your referees to note the questions on the reference form and respond to them as far as possible in their reference. Your referees should have personal knowledge of your academic and/or musical (performance, composition etc.) work. 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PhD Music and Technology

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

Through the Music and Technology PhD programme you develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. You undertake a substantial research project resulting in a practice-based output and written thesis, guided by a core supervisory team who have expertise within the given research area. [+]

Our programmes offer you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff. The School of Music and Fine Art is situated on the University of Kent's Medway campus. Facilities include purpose-built recording studios, post-production rooms, rehearsal spaces, workstations and seminar rooms. There is a professionally designed 5.1 recording and compositional space and a spatial audio studio. In addition, there is a multi-loudspeaker sound diffusion system for the performance of sonic art and live electronics. Our location on the Chatham Historic Dockyard provides interesting and unique spaces for concerts, performances and sound installations, with further venues on the other parts of the campus and in the surrounding area. Our students explore both the creative and technical aspects of music and its related technologies and also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with practitioners from other arts subjects. You have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, the School regularly invites academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. Research areas Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music technology and composition, and supervision is available in all these areas. Our research environment is fuelled by the work of our celebrated composers, performers and scholars: Dr Ben Curry (music semiotics, popular music, eighteenth century music), Professor Kevin Dawe (ethnomusicology, musical instrument research, popular music), Profesor Tim Howle (electroacoustic music, acoustic music and visual music), Dr Paul Fretwell (instrumental and electronic music), Richard Lightman (popular music production, film music and cross-cultural collaborations) Duncan MacLeod (experimental music, temperament and spatialisation), and Dr Aki Pasoulas (electroacoustic music, spatial sound, soundscape and acoustic ecology). Our research culture is enhanced by the presence of a wide range of visiting colleagues (honorary professors, associate and assistant lecturers), as well as regular seminars and master-classes. Our Graduate Teaching Assistants and PhD students have scholarly pursuits in a wide range of topics. Recent topics have included: progressive rock, the Memphis music scene, Cretan music, Czerny's piano transcriptions, computer-based interactive instruments and microtonality in music composition. [-]

PhD Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. [+]

Best Part time PhD Programs in Music 2017. Kent is a top 20 research-intensive university. All of our academic schools produce world-class research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. The School of Music and Fine Art is home to the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre which promotes practice-led research underpinned by theory and scholarship within the broad domain of image, sound and the spatial arts. The focus is on new collaborative relationships that generate research outputs through multiple modalities; these include the production of new creative work, performance, publication, and exhibition and curation. Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music composition, performance, ethnomusicology and music technology, and supervision is available in all of these areas. For these programmes, you have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, we regularly invite academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. [-]

PhD in Musicology

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral programme provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, especially in the field of the selected topic and closely related disciplines. [+]

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral programme provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, especially in the field of the selected topic and closely related disciplines. During the course, the graduate has also probed into philosophical issues connected to the doctoral subject and topic and passed a foreign language exam. The doctoral dissertation is a scientifically valuable contribution to the exploration of the topic and its findings are usually published as a monograph or summarising study in a scientific journal. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

PhD in Musical Theory and Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills in the chosen field so that he could participate in the implementation of the increased demands on the preparation of future teachers of music education. [+]

Best Part time PhD Programs in Music 2017. Profile of the graduate Graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills in the chosen field so that he could participate in the implementation of the increased demands on the preparation of future teachers of music education. This is mainly to research the conditions for successful communication between teacher and pupils, and interdisciplinary dimensions of communication. Applied research can significantly contribute to the creation of new teaching programs, the design and preparation of textbooks and advanced technological resources available at all levels of music education. Tuition Fee 180.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Characteristics of the Studies The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparation of highly qualified experts in terms of research and teaching. In accordance with a broad spectrum of musical pedagogy, the specialization follows the scope of the study corresponding to the target: preparation of specialists in the area of research of general music education, vocational training and other activities requiring such a specialization. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination Specifications of admission requirements: Applicants hand in a written project (including bibliography) up to 10 pages on the candidate´s selected vocational topic together with the application form to the Department of Science of the Faculty of Education, Charles University. It is expected that the project has its own ideas and proves to have skills for scientific work. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the goals and structure of the issue and the methods in theoretical research and professional literature. Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to submit an application in time and with all required particulars and supplements, b) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, c) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills in the chosen field so that he could participate in the implementation of the increased demands on the preparation of future teachers of music education. This is mainly to research the conditions for successful communication between teacher and pupils, and interdisciplinary dimensions of communication. Applied research can significantly contribute to the creation of new teaching programs, the design and preparation of textbooks and advanced technological resources available at all levels of music education. [-]