AHRC PhD studentshi​ps at University of Nottingham – deadline 9 January

The Department of Music at the University of Nottingham invites applications for AHRC Doctoral Studentships funded under the new Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. The closing date for applications is Thursday 9 January.

Nottingham’s academic staff are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields:

Robert Adlington (contemporary music; music and political ideologies; Harrison Birtwistle; Louis Andriessen)

Nicholas Baragwanath (C18 and C19 composition pedagogy; music analysis; Puccini; Wagner)

Mervyn Cooke (film music; jazz; twentieth-century opera; Benjamin Britten; composition)

Sarah Hibberd (C19 French musical culture; opera; melodrama and other mixed media; early cinema)

Nanette Nielsen (C20 German and Scandinavian music; ethics; philosophy and aesthetics; Paul Bekker)

Lonán Ó Briain (music of Vietnam; ethnomusicological method; global popular music; music and minorities)

Nicholas Sackman (composition)

Philip Weller (C17 and C18 French music; medieval and renaissance music; opera; Messiaen)

Peter Wright (late medieval and early renaissance music; notation; source studies; Trent Codices)

Supervisory teams may also include scholars from other Nottingham departments, or from our five consortium partners (Nottingham Trent University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University). Additional supervisors may be drawn from external organisations relevant to the student’s research.

Under the Midlands3Cities DTP, successful applicants will receive a comprehensive supplementary programme of research training, including options for fully-funded overseas travel and extended research placements.

The Department of Music is home to a thriving postgraduate community, which revolves around our large postgraduate study room and a lively programme of conferences and music colloquia. The university has an unparalleled on-campus music scene, including over 20 student ensembles and the professional concert series of the Lakeside Art Centre. This is complemented by the dynamic musical life of the city of Nottingham, encompassing the superb orchestral season of the Royal Concert Hall, every major Opera North production, and a range of nationally renowned venues for music of all kinds.

Applications for a place to study and for an AHRC award must be made by 12 noon on 9 January 2014 through the M3C DTP website. Applicants are encouraged to contact either the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Peter Wright, Director of Research, Dr Robert Adlington, or any of the supervisors listed above, as soon as possible to discuss your potential project and application.