University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Based within our Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) our research into music is part of 1 of the UKs leading centres for research in visual media art, design and music. It boasts over 30 researchers and 30 PhD students, including internationally renowned artists, filmmakers, photographers, theorists, critics and musicians. The focus of our music research is on popular music, with different and complementary approaches to music technology and production, original composition, performance, and popular musicology and analysis.

Course Additional Entry

You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a 1st degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Master's degree (or Master's degree pending); and (if English is not your 1st language) appropriate English language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self'directed study and training as a researcher.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Distance Learning