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PhD fee waiver scheme at Bangor University


The School of Music at Bangor University is inviting applications for PhD study from candidates with outstanding research potential in all areas covered by the research interests of the School, including musicology (early music, 20th-century, contemporary music, and Welsh music), composition (for instruments and voices, and electroacoustic), performance (especially contemporary art music), ethnomusicology, and music in health and well-being. Further information about the School’s research activities can be found at

A fee waiver will be granted to an excellent student based on merit and promise without any obligations beyond successfully completing their PhD, along with an expectation to complete the PGCertHE. The fee waiver will be available for three years per student, subject to satisfactory progress. The fee waiver will only be granted subject to a successful PhD application to the University. The proposed project must be directly related to one of the research areas in the School and must be supported explicitly by a prospective supervisor.

As a PhD student in Bangor, you would be part of a lively and close-knit scholarly environment. The College of Arts & Humanities is home to a thriving community of postgraduate researchers who benefit from being part of the College’s Graduate School which aims to provide a supportive environment for postgraduate study and research. Established in 1884, Bangor University benefits from its stunning geographical location between the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coast, and has excellent transport links to London (3 hours by train), the north west of England and the Midlands, and the Republic of Ireland.

To be eligible, prospective students must fulfil the conditions for doctoral study at Bangor University. The successful candidate will be expected to take up his/her studies at Bangor in the autumn of 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This PhD Fee Waiver Scheme ONLY applies to those not already in receipt of any other funding support, and only to UK and EU students (subject to change in the future). Part-time PhD students can also participate in the scheme.

HOW TO APPLY: A full application for study to the University’s Postgraduate Research Programmes must be submitted using the University’s Postgraduate Online Application Form, indicating ‘CAH Fee Waiver’ when prompted and identifying Music as the School to which the application is being made. Candidates must also submit a completed Fee Waiver Application form, following consultation with relevant staff of the School. This must be authorised by the potential supervisor and Head of School, and be sent to Nicola Williams, Postgraduate Admissions Administrator (<>).

You can download the University’s Postgraduate Online Application Form from
You can download the Fee Waiver Application form at
Details of the Fee Waiver Application Process can be found at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

For initial informal enquiries please feel free to contact the School’s Director of Graduate Studies, Wyn Thomas, at<>.

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Pennaeth yr Ysgol
Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

Ffôn: (+44) (0)1248 382181

Prifysgol Bangor, Bangor, LL57 2DG, Cymru (DU)

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Head of School
School of Music

Phone: (+44) (0)1248 382181

Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG, Wales (UK)

Scholarships in Music at Newcastle University

The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University is pleased to be able to offer:

• MMus Whittaker Scholarship full fees for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

• PhD Whittaker Studentship, full fees, £10,000 living grant plus top up teaching payments for 3 years.

• Newcastle University Postgraduate Studentship in Early Music

• various other scholarships and funding for PG students.

More information on these is available here:

As one of the UK’s larger music departments The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University is are able to sustain a distinctive and plural research culture. We are seeking candidates of the highest possible calibre in any of our areas of research strength which include: early music; ethnomusicology and traditional musics; critical and cultural musicology; composition (broadly defined), and performance. Please see individual staff profiles (see links below) for possible supervisors and further information on our research.

More information on our MMus programme of study is available here:

More information on the department is available here, and our research here:

Postgraduate Organ Scholarship at the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is seeking to appoint a Postgraduate Organ Scholar to assist in the direction of Chapel Choir and in playing the organ for services and ceremonial occasions. The scholarship is worth £6,000 per annum for three years. For further information, please see the advertisement on

Applicants for the organ scholarship may also wish to be considered for an AHRC award: further information is available at

Please feel free to contact the Master of Chapel and Ceremonial Music, Prof. David J. Smith (<>), if you would like to discuss the position informally before submitting an application.

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