How to Apply
The deadlines for the MPhil and MSt courses are 18 January and 8 March 2013. AHRC and
Clarendon applicants must apply by the January deadline.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants should provide further materials depending on the course applied to.
MSt Music (Musicology)
Applicants to the MSt in Music (Musicology) should provide two (2) relevant academic essays or other writing samples from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words each,
or 2,000-word extracts of longer work.
MSt Music (Composition)
Applicants to the MSt in Music (Composition) should provide both:
- one (1) relevant academic essays or other writing sample from their most recent qualification of up to 3,000 words,
or a 3,000-word extract of longer work, and
- two or three (2-3) pieces of composition, with a combined duration of 30 minutes.
The scores of the composition should be uploaded to the application as written work. Applicants are also encouraged to send mp3 or mp4 recordings of these compositions to Graduate Admissions via the online query form.
MSt and MPhil Music (Performance)
Applicants to an MSt or MPhil in Performance should provide both:
- two (2) relevant academic essays or other writing samples from their most recent qualification,
or extracts of longer work, of no more than 5,000 words in total, and
- a recorded recital, showing contrasting styles of performance, with a combined duration of 15 minutes
Recordings should be sent to Graduate Admissions via the online query form by the deadline you are applying to.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
consult the Music website
for any additional guidance.