Friday, February 15, 2013

PhD Studentships in Music available at Durham University

PhD Studentships in Music available at Durham University

We are pleased to announce the availability of up to three funded PhD
studentships. In recognition of the recent strategic appointments of
Professor Tuomas Eerola and Dr Nick Collins, which they will be taking
up over the coming months, we invite proposals related to their areas
of expertise, namely:

. Music cognition/ Empirical musicology, especially in
relation to the themes of emotion and of movement (PhD by thesis)

. Live computer music/ generative music (PhD by thesis
or by composition)

We welcome proposals for projects overlapping with the research
expertise of other department staff.

Doctoral studentships will be tenable for three years from October
2013. They will annually provide award-holders with a fee-waiver and a
tax-free maintenance grant at the current RCUK rate (currently

Applicants must have submitted an online application form no later
than Monday 11 March in order to be considered for a studentship. They
will need to include within the Other Relevant Experience section of
the online application form a summary of the research project they
plan to conduct. This should not exceed 1000 words in length and
should address the following questions:

a. What research question or problem will they be addressing?

b. What is the research context in which the question or
problem is located?

c. What contribution to knowledge and understanding do
they expect to make?

d. What methodology will they employ to address the
research question/problem?

e. What sources will they be using during the research
project, where are they located, and how will they be accessed?

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact for advice before submitting their
applications. See for further
details on studying for a research degree at Durham.

Candidates are also encouraged to attend our Postgraduate Open Day on
Saturday 9 March from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm. This event will include the
opportunity to meet staff, listen to mini research papers by staff and
current postgraduate students, and tour our facilities. Lunch will be
provided. If you are looking to study at MA or PhD level in the areas
of Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Composition and would like to attend
this event please email Karen Nichol ( by
Friday 1 March 2013.