Postgraduate Study at the University of Huddersfield‏

Postgraduate MA and PhD Study in Popular Music
University of Huddersfield

Students can study popular music at the University of Huddersfield at MA, MPhil or PhD level, and can include composition, performance, musicology, music technology and production. Students participate in a lively research environment, with 50 postgraduate students and a regular programme of events, concerts and seminars. Applications are encouraged which include practice based research, such as composition, performance or studio production, this work is usually accompanied by a short thesis. PhD by Publication allows those who already have a large body of existing research to evidence that existing work within 12 months of study.

Recent postgraduate project subjects have included:

  • The influence of literary techniques on British psychedelic songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s (thesis and set of original songs)
  • The use of the 1176 compressor in studio production
  • Extreme metal production techniques
  • Ambient music composition (thesis and set of original tracks)
  • Richie Hawtin and minimal techno (thesis and set of original tracks)
  • Studying the development of popular music identities using phenomenological psychology
  • Oral history, locative media, oral history, and sound walks
  • Iraqi Besta music
  • Italian popular music studies
  • Dancing in electronic trance music cultures
  • Popular music performance tuition in higher education
  • The music of Elton John
  • Popular music interactive installation art

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