Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Practice led PhD/MPhil

Practice-Led PhD/MPhil

This programme of study is for students who wish to pursue their chosen area of postgraduate research through practice.  Practice-led students should demonstrate a distinctive practice, an originality of thinking, and an ability to place the practice in an appropriate creative/cultural context. Students will be assigned appropriate supervisors, under whose guidance the practice-led programme of research will be advanced.  Some proven expertise in the student’s chosen area of research will be a prerequisite for admission to the degree programme.

For assessment, students will produce a body of work (such as a portfolio of original compositions, for example) demonstrating an original contribution to knowledge and scholarship, which comprises of a substantial body of creative practice produced by the candidate in pursuit of the degree, displaying critical understanding, together with a written submission, which provides an exploration of the research question(s) and indicates the manner in which the research is embodied in the practice.

The written submission for PhD should be between 15,000 and 50,000 words; the written submission for MPhil should be between 10,000 and 30,000 words.

Information on fees can be found here

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For all enquiries please contact the Graduate School Administrator Linda Watson musicphd@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 8713

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