Postgraduate programmes

Taught programmes

If you would like further information on the academic content of a programme, please email

Research programmes (MPhil, MMus, PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of music, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

Research areas

See our departmental research areas for information on how our research activity is focused within the Department of Music.

Further information on Music research programmes, including MPhil, MMus, and PhD.

Skills training

As an Arts student at Bristol, you will benefit from the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities' skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

Postgraduate visits

If you are thinking about postgraduate study why not attend one of our research seminars that run during term time?  If you would like to attend please complete our registration form. For more information please visit the Postgraduate Visits page.

Graduate school 

The Graduate School of Arts and Humanities is the central hub for postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts, providing support, information and a vibrant community for our students.


Music is among the subjects eligible for AHRC SWW DTP funding.

The Graduate School also offers funding opportunities to Arts applicants.

Finally, there are some Music scholarships available to current students and applicants.