Research Degrees Programme

The RNCM offers the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Degrees are validated and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University for a collaborative programme of research, undertaken and supervised at RNCM. For entry requirements see here.

There are four specialist pathways:

  • Performance — including performance practice and practice-as-research
  • Composition — in a variety of media and genres
  • Musicology — including the historical, analytical and cultural study of music
  • Music Psychology and cognate disciplines — including both quantitative and qualitative research in the fields of expert music performance and training.
  • Music education and pedagogy — including the philosophy, history, practice and theory of music education

Full-time MPhil and PhD degrees usually take 18 months and three years, respectively. Both research degrees, in all pathways, can also be taken part-time over three and six years respectively (UK and EU students only).

Fees

Annual tuition fees for 2016-17 are:

UK and EU students: £5,750 (full-time)             £2,875 (part-time)
Overseas students: £12,600 (full-time)             £6,300 (part-time)

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

How to Apply

For further information about how to apply for RNCM Research Degrees please click here.