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Research themes which we support at doctoral level include:

  • Performance; style and interpretation in performance; analysis and contextual investigation.
  • Musical composition for live, electro–acoustic and mixed media.
  • Ethnomusicology, particularly in Scottish music.
  • The processes and methodologies of developing new performance work (music/drama), including collaborative and devised performance.
  • Methodologies of specialist performance training, including the use of IT.

Potential applicants are advised to read the Guide to Applicants and discuss their proposals informally with the research contacts in the Schools before applying.

For enquiries for Research study, please contact See also–

New applicants should download the relevant Guide to Applicants, as this will help you to fill out your application on the UCAS Conservatoires website. Documents are in Adobe Acrobat format.


PhD MPhil Guide for Applicants 2018-2019

PhD MPhil Proposal Form


DPerf Guide for Applicants 2018-19

DPerf Proposal Form


The following documents which are relevant to your study, can be downloaded for reference.

Policy for Supervisors and Students in Research Postgraduate Programmes

Ethics Policy 2015 – 2016