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AHRC PhD Funding available at the University of Bristol

14 November 2016

The Music Department at the University of Bristol is pleased to welcome applications for AHRC-funded PhD programmes in Composition and Musicology.

 In Composition we are well known for acoustic work, ranging from solo to symphonic scale, electro-acoustic work, including acousmatic composition, and composition exploring the interface of Western and non-Western traditions.

 In Musicology, research interests include not only the Western art music tradition, but screen media, non-Western and popular music. We have expertise in jazz and hip-hop; in medieval and renaissance music; in opera, film, music and migration, and 19th- and 20th-century political/cultural history more generally. Several of our students are co-supervised between Music and a related Department, such as Russian, English, Religious Studies, or History.

 You can find out more about our vibrant research community, including over 70 postgraduate students, here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/research/. You are also warmly welcome at our Tuesday afternoon research seminars http://www.bris.ac.uk/music/events/.  

 Funding for doctoral study is available by competition. The University of Bristol is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SW&W DTP) http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/

 The DTP consortium, which consists of eight universities working cross-institutionally, will award more than 50 scholarships for students commencing doctoral research in 2017-18. The closing date for applications is 12 January 2017. Because of the logistics of co-supervision we ask that if you wish to undertake doctoral study based at Bristol and within this DTP, you make contact with the Head of Music, katharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk, as soon as possible and certainly before submitting a DTP application. 

 The University also expects to be in a position to offer a number of its own postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding applicants. Details will be available shortly, but the application deadline date is the same, 12 January 2017.  
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