PURSUE YOUR CREATIVE AND INTELLECTUAL PASSIONS WITH OUR MPHIL/PHD RESEARCH DEGREES.
Our research degrees are aimed at performers and composers with highly developed skills and focused career aspirations.
You will work with a supervisor and a team of creative staff on a substantial research project. This will normally be driven by your activity as a performer or composer, but will also require critical context and reflection.
The Academy offers an integrated PhD degree over four years, although students can exit with an MPhil after two years. MPhil students will usually apply to transfer to PhD in their second year of study. For both MPhil and PhD, you will be allocated 30 hours of supervision per year. You may apply for a further year to complete or write up your portfolio or dissertation at a reduced rate. Supervision hours are divided between academic and practical supervision, as negotiated with the Postgraduate Programmes Board and your supervisor.