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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: You are also warmly welcome at our Tuesday afternoon research seminars  

 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)

 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,, 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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