PhD study in the Department of Music

Become an outstanding researcher

We have a global reputation for our world-leading research in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, music technology, performance, and psychology of music. Join our inspirational research community as a PhD student and start making a difference.

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Department of Music

Our research ethos underpins a stimulating and dynamic environment in which to study. Our active research centres have a strong tract record of producing world-class research.

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Apply for a PhD with us

A step-by-step guid to applying for your PhD with us.

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Supporting you

Our PhD students are active researcher in a thriving research community. They participate in research seminars and workshops to support their research. They develop advanced research skills and important transferable skills. These attributes help our graduates succeed both within and beyond the academy.

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Welcome to doctoral study at Sheffield
Welcome to doctoral study at Sheffield
Research communities and networks
Research communities and networks