Our PhD programme

Our postgraduate research degrees programme is validated by Goldsmiths, University of London and is linked to both the Nordoff Robbins Research Department and to the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies Department at Goldsmiths. It is a practice-orientated programme designed for experienced practitioners in either music therapy, or community music who seek further professional development through research.

Programme Details

The programme has two parallel tracks:

  • MPhil/ PhD in Music Therapy 
  • MPhil/ PhD in Music, Health, Society

 

This postgraduate research degrees programme is validated by Goldsmiths, University of London and is linked to both the Nordoff Robbins Research Department and to the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies Department (STaCS) at Goldsmiths. It is a practice-orientated programme designed for experienced practitioners in either music therapy, or community music/ music and health who seek further professional development through research.

If you would like to learn more about the PhD Programme please download the Prospectus and FAQs, which provide further information on the programme and application process. You can also download the Application Form.

Please note that unlike larger doctoral programmes located within university departments, the Nordoff Robbins MPhil/ PhD programme recruits new students only when places become available. Because currently all of our students are part-time (taking up to seven years to complete their studies) the programme does not recruit on an annual basis. Instead, when places are likely to become available there is a formal call for applications, advertised on the Nordoff Robbins website and other bulletins.

The Programme Convenor is always keen to talk to people who may be thinking of making an application in the future.

Please contact the Programme Convenor Prof Gary Ansdell: gary.ansdell@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Programme Tutors