Doctorate Degrees in Music

Compare 4 PhD Programs in Music

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A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a postgraduate degree that students earn to gain more experience and education about a particular area of study. The degree can take two to four years to earn, depending on the program.

What is a PhD in Music? This program is designed to focus on advanced studies in different aspects of music. At completion, students should have an extensive comprehension of a variety of concepts and repertoire. Although each program will have its own focus, many will offer classes that are more broadly based and have students choose electives based on their interests. Specialties may include instrumental or vocal performance, conducting, songwriting and composition, music therapy, and musical interpretation and research.

Earning a music degree can be very beneficial. Students with a formal education background will often have a competitive edge when looking for a career, as their programs may introduce them to a variety of music professionals. It is also a good career focus for those who want to work in different parts of the world.

The costs involved with earning a doctorate in music will vary based on a number of factors. The duration of the program and school location are important, and there may be specific fees associated with each program.

Career opportunities are vast for graduates with a degree in music. Depending on their interests students may choose a performance career either in a group or as an individual, a career as a composer for film or stage musicals, or they may choose to teach music or work on the administrative side. Others may choose to use their education to work as music critics or in broadcasting or journalism.

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PhD in Music Performance

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA New York

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $40,690 Books and supplies: $2,600 On-campus room & board: $25,530

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are remunerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What are financing options available to help me pay for this program?... [-]


PhD in Music History and Literature

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA New York

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $40,690 Books and supplies: $2,600 On-campus room & board: $25,530

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are remunerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?... [-]


PhD in Composition and Arranging

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA New York

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 2 [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $40,690 Books and supplies: $2,600 On-campus room & board: $25,530

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are remunerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What are financing options available to help me pay for this program?... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. [+]

Research Degrees in Music

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 the Caribbean, the 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.... [-]