Research Degree Programme
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has offered research programmes leading to the
awards of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) since October 2000. Following
an historic agreement between the Royal Conservatoire and the
University of St Andrews, research
degrees undertaken at the Royal Conservatoire are validated and awarded by the University. Research
students matriculate at both the Royal Conservatoire and the University of St Andrews and therefore
have access to the facilities of both institutions.
Our research ethos and areas of interest
We have a distinctive ethos for our research programmes: as performance to the highest standards is central to all of the Royal Conservatoire's work, our research activities are located within that context. The key elements of performance and/or creation give the Royal Conservatoire's research profile a clear and individual identity. We offer opportunities for suitably qualified students to work towards the achievement of research degrees in appropriate areas of enquiry in both music and drama. Applications will only be successful if it is clear that the proposed research can best be undertaken within a conservatoire context, in which performance and/or creation is held central.
Our specific areas of interest for research degrees are:
- The processes and methodologies of developing new performance work (music/drama/music theatre), including collaborative and devised performance
- Musical composition, in all genres, for live, electro-acoustic and mixed media
- Scottish music
- Methodologies of specialist performance training, including the use of IT
If you want further information on research degrees in Music, please contact Stephen Broad .
For further information on research degrees in Drama, please contact Ros Steen .
To request a copy, please email Susan Lee or by telephone on 0141 332 8901.
The closing date for applications this year is 31 January 2013: late applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances. For more details of the types of submission, applications process, fees etc. please see the Guide to Applicants and FAQ's.