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Research Degrees in Performance Practice or Composition PhD Royal Academy of Music, University of London


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This PhD course is aimed at performers and composers who already have highly developed skills and focused career aspirations, including those with a well-established career. You will work with an individual supervisor and a team of creative staff at the Academy to develop your work through engaging in a substantial research project. This will normally be directly connected to and driven by your creative activity as a performer or composer but will also require you to establish a research context and undertake a process of investigation and critical reflection.

The Academy offers a PhD degree over three or four years, although students can exit with an MPhil after two years. During your studies you will be allocated 30 hours of supervision per year, which can be divided between academic and practical supervision as negotiated with the Postgraduate Programmes Board and your supervisor. The fourth year of study is writing up year and is charged at a lower rate.

Students on the programme also attend seminars (about once every two weeks) which involve presentations by staff and students, as well as by visiting speakers engaged in practice-driven projects. These seminars provide a creative space for the testing and discussion of ideas amongst the supervisory team and fellow students; they offer an environment for exploring both the artistic output of the project as well as shaping the critical context in which you are working.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Research Degrees in Performance Practice or Composition PhD.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

£15,000.00 (15,41,523) per year

MPhil/PhD writing-up fee is: £1,500. The fee levels stated are for one academic year, and are subject to an annual increase. The increase is normally between 2% and 5% and is applied annually to each year of the programme.


14 Sep


Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Marylebone Road,


NW1 5HT, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students will normally have a Master’s qualification or equivalent (in a relevant subject) but the Academy welcomes applications from students who may not meet the normal requirements. Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 and Pearson of 70. TOEFL - An overall score of 95 is needed for entry to the MPhil/PhD.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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