Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fwd: AHRC-funded PhD studentships at the RNCM

Dear all,



Please do forward this to students who may be interested in PhDs at the RNCM in Composition, Musicology, Music Psychology and Performance Research.


The Royal Northern College of Music invites high-quality applications for three-year PhD studentships, fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The RNCM is one of the seven members of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. These prestigious and highly competitive studentships cover the full cost of fees and an additional stipend for living costs (UK applicants only) of £14,057 per annum.

Expert supervision is available at RNCM for PhD study in composition, musicology (sources and editions, cultural history, analysis and aesthetics), music psychology and cognate disciplines, and music performance (both performance practice and practice-based research). For further information about staff research expertise see


Postgraduate research students benefit from the vibrant specialised musical environment at the RNCM and participate in the broader research community within the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. There are opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-institutional projects as well placements with our non-HEI partners. Research degrees at RNCM are validated and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, so students draw on training and expertise at both institutions.

Applications must be received by 5pm on 7 January 2016. Outstanding applicants who are offered places at RNCM will be put forward for the AHRC competition (application deadline 12 February 2016).

For information about PhD research at RNCM please see, read the Guidelines for Applicants and contact the appropriate member of staff.


For information about the AHRC-funded studentships, please see

Applicants for studentships will usually hold a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and have achieved merit or distinction level in a Master's degree.

Contact details. RNCM Research Department; tel: 0161 907 5228



Best wishes,




Christina Brand

Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager

Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD
T 0161 907 5386

Twitter: @rncmresearch