Music Doctoral Scholarships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 01/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The College of Arts and Law is offering a number of Music scholarships for entry in September 2021. Awards vary in value, and are available to students taking our Doctoral programmes:

  • Music PhD (specialising in Composition, Musicology or Performance)

Full details of all Music programmes are available on our postgraduate study page.

Current students are also be eligible to apply, as long as they have at least 12 months (or part-time equivalent) left on their normal registration from the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (excluding thesis awaited/writing-up). 

Value of Award

Varying awards, including fees only scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to prospective UK, EU and international students, studying campus-based Doctoral programmes in the Department of Music, starting in September 2021. The awards are also open to current students. 

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must be a current student or have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online funding application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online funding application and funding reference forms, please visit our College of Arts and Law Scholarships How to Apply page.

The deadline for applying is 4pm on Monday 1 March 2021.

If you have already made an application for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding through the Midlands4Cities consortium, or for another College of Arts and Law scholarship, your application will automatically be considered for the Music scholarships, if eligible, without you having to make additional applications.  Please note, other schemes are available that have alternative processes and require a separate application. This includes Economic and Social Research Council funding. 

Further information

If you have any queries, please email Dr Ryan Latimer:

For queries specifically related to your application please email