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AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research in Music at the University of York

The University of York invites applications for PhD research in any area of Music.  A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.

The Department of Music at York (incorporating the Contemporary Music Reseach Centre) has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Contemporary Music
  • Musical Analysis
  • Opera Studies
  • Baroque Music
  • Word and Music Studies
  • Music and Embodiment
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instrumental and vocal pedagogy
  • Jazz and improvisation
  • Live electronics and sound art
  • Studio Production
  • Psychology of Music

Students may propose topics under any of these headings.  For 2017 there are up to seven scholarships available. The scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,296 in 2016/17).

Applicants for WRoCAH studentships must have made an application for PhD study before the WRoCAH funding deadline of Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 5pm (GMT).   Application forms may be found at the WRoCAH application page.
You are encouraged to discuss your application with a potential supervisor before making an application. For further details of specific staff interests, see:

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