Music at University of York - UCAS

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Course summary

If your passion lies in research, our doctoral degrees provide the opportunity to combine academia with creativity and innovation. Study with us and receive expert research guidance from our supportive staff, who will encourage you to achieve your full potential.


Research in Music at the University of York is wide ranging. We have specialists in historical, cultural and critical musicology, composition (acoustic and electronic), performance (especially contemporary performance practices and historical informed practice), music analysis, music education, music psychology and cognition, music AI, and new audio technologies. Many projects are interdisciplinary, involving collaboration with researchers beyond Music.

Assessment method

Entry requirements

An MA degree with the equivalent of a distinction or very high merit, or equivalent experience. For the composition pathway, you should have an MA in Composition and be able to evidence a high level of ability and originality in composition. For the performance pathway, you should be able to demonstrate sustained professional experience as a performer. If you have any questions about the suitability of your qualifications, please contact a member of staff.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4806 Year 1
Channel Islands £4806 Year 1
EU £22200 Year 1
England £4806 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4806 Year 1
Scotland £4806 Year 1
Wales £4806 Year 1
International £22200 Year 1

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Music at University of York - UCAS