PhD Scholarship in Music at Dublin City University

PhD Scholarship in Music

Applications are welcome in the areas of Musicology, Applied Musicology or Music Composition

Eligibility: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Music, or a related discipline at first-class honours or 2.1 level as well as a Master’s Degree in Music, or a related discipline. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

Topics: Music staff supervise research in a range of areas across historical, analytical, cultural and systematic musicology, including all periods of classical, choral, popular and film music. Applications are welcome in composition and in applied musicological areas such as music psychology, artist composer collaboration, music transmission and infrastructure for the arts. You can view a full list of staff research interests on the right hand tab below.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a member of Music staff. Candidates should email patricia.flynn@dcu.ie to register their interest and area of research and will be directed to potential supervisors.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Head of School ethna.regan@dcu.ie, indicating Music PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the following:

Musicology or Applied Musicology

  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Composition

  • Three scores of your recent compositions as examples of your work.
  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).This should include your research question, your compositional approach, how your work relates to existing composition and relevant literature as well as the scope of the compositions you intend to compose.

Please note: Following the offer of a Faculty Scholarship students will apply to register with the University through the postgraduate applications centre. www.pac.ie and must meet all the requirements of the University.

Inquiries: Inquiries to Dr Patricia Flynn, Research Convenor in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music: patricia.flynn@dcu.ie

Other useful resources: DCU Graduate Studies Office: http://dcu.ie/graduatestudies/index.shtml.

Closing date for applications is 17:00 (Irish time) on Friday, 8th June 2018.

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