** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously managed by the Institute of Musical Research. **
The Department of Music invites applications for postgraduate degrees starting in October 2017. Durham offers an excellent environment for music research: we were ranked in the top three music departments in REF 2014, and offer a range of specialist research facilities and collections. Details of areas of supervisory expertise, further details of funding schemes and other information can be found at
1. MA Bursaries
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers up to ten MA bursaries annually to outstanding applicants to its Taught and Research Masters programmes. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017.
Applicants are required to write a 750-word outline of a proposed research project that they propose to undertake, formulated in accordance with Departmental guidelines.
2. PhD studentships through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership
We invite applications for fully-funded PhDs through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP). The NBDTP offers high-quality supervision and exceptional resources, as well as the expertise of a broad portfolio of Strategic Partners for the training and development of outstanding postgraduate Music researchers. The awards cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant at the RCUK national rate for UK applicants. They cover tuition fees only for EU students; institutional funds permitting, however, we also expect to make maintenance awards to EU students.
3. PhD studentships through the Durham Doctoral Studentships scheme
We invite international applications for fully-funded PhDs through the Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) competition. Prospective students from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The award includes tuition fees at the overseas rate and a maintenance allowance at the RCUK national rate.
If you wish to be considered for either Northern Bridge or DDS funding for a PhD in Music, you must have made an on-line application for a PhD place at Durham by 5pm on Monday 11th January 2017. We would expect that you have already had discussions with appropriate potential supervisor(s) before formal application.
Professor of Music Cognition
Department of Music | Durham University | Palace Green | Durham | DH1 3RL
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