Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fwd: Funding for Postgraduate Degrees in Music at Durham University

The Department of Music invites applications for postgraduate degrees
starting in October 2017. Durham offers an excellent environment for
music research: we were ranked in the top three music departments in
REF 2014, and offer a range of specialist research facilities and
collections. Details of areas of supervisory expertise, further
details of funding schemes and other information can be found at

1. MA Bursaries
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers up to ten MA bursaries
annually to outstanding applicants to its Taught and Research Masters
programmes. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday
23 January 2017.

Applicants are required to write a 750-word outline of a proposed
research project that they propose to undertake, formulated in
accordance with Departmental guidelines.

2. PhD studentships through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge
Doctoral Training Partnership
We invite applications for fully-funded PhDs through the AHRC-funded
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP). The NBDTP
offers high-quality supervision and exceptional resources, as well as
the expertise of a broad portfolio of Strategic Partners for the
training and development of outstanding postgraduate Music
researchers. The awards cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance
grant at the RCUK national rate for UK applicants. They cover tuition
fees only for EU students; institutional funds permitting, however, we
also expect to make maintenance awards to EU students.

3. PhD studentships through the Durham Doctoral Studentships scheme
We invite international applications for fully-funded PhDs through the
Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) competition. Prospective students
from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The award includes
tuition fees at the overseas rate and a maintenance allowance at the
RCUK national rate.

If you wish to be considered for either Northern Bridge or DDS funding
for a PhD in Music, you must have made an on-line application for a
PhD place at Durham by 5pm on Monday 11th January 2017. We would
expect that you have already had discussions with appropriate
potential supervisor(s) before formal application.

Tuomas Eerola
Professor of Music Cognition

Department of Music | Durham University | Palace Green | Durham | DH1 3RL
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