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Postgraduate research

The postgraduate community in the Music department is constantly expanding and currently has over 50 students, from all over the world.

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Our facilities include the state-of-the-art NOVARS electroacoustic studios, the Martin Harris Centre and one of the country's leading research libraries.

View our range of programmes, and the support available for our postgraduate researchers.


Finding a supervisor

Our research interests include the following:

  • Composition
  • Electroacoustic composition
  • Musicology 
  • Ethnomusicology

We recommend that you find a suitable supervisor here at The University of Manchester by browsing the following staff lists.

Current PhD students

Our postgraduate researchers have a range of musical interests. Explore the research topics of some of the current PhD students within Music.