For the second year running the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012/2013, rated the University 11th in the world for the humanities, 4th in the UK and Europe.
Music offers the MPhil, MSc, and PhD degrees in research and in composition. The normal period of study for the MPhil and PhD degrees is two to three years (full-time) or four to six years (part-time).
Candidates are normally admitted as probationary students for their first year of study; on satisfactory completion of this first year, candidates are approved for continued registration for MPhil or PhD.
Research areas include Composition, Musicology, Organology, Musical Acoustics, Music Informatics, Music Technology, Music and Medicine, and Music Psychology.
Interdisciplinary Music Technology research involves collaborations with Physics and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
The Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD) has strong links with Medicine, Psychology, Neurophysiology, and Sociology and has as one of its aims the strengthening of the theoretical and scientific basis of therapeutic, educational and social practice in music.
Music is, along with our allied subject areas Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Design, Art and History of Art, part of Edinburgh College of Art. ECA offers a rich and wide-ranging research environment with regular conferences, seminar series, and excellent research facilities including the Reid Music Library, Music Technology studios, and a world-class Collection of Historical Musical Instruments.
This article was published on Jan 10, 2013