Application Procedure

All applicants are required to submit written work. In addition composers should include 3 compositions (scores + recordings), and performers a link to a recording of their performances – preferably filmed.

DPhil applicants will be invited to attend an interview, for those who are overseas this will be by telephone or skype. Places are awarded first and foremost by the Faculty.

While graduate study is largely based in the Faculty students are required to be a member of a college. On your application you will be invited to make your first choice of college (or you can ask for an Open College place – which will be allocated by the graduate office). If you are offered an academic place you are guaranteed a college place, but not necessarily at your first choice college.

There are two deadlines for applications: for entry in 2017 they are noon on 20 January 2017 and noon on 10 March 2017.  The January deadline is the most popular: and students must meet it if they wish to be considered for University funding.  Our courses do remain open until noon on 30th June 2017 for late applications. Please refer to the University Graduate Prospectus for further guidance.