Deadline: 2016-02-01
Value of Scholarship: The MA bursaries fund the equivalent of 1 year of home/EU fees (full time) or 2 years of home/EU fees (part time) but are not restricted to home/EU students
Level Of Study: Masters

Victor Sayer Studentships for Music

Anticipated start date for project: 1 October 2016

Closing date for applications: MA Funding  1 February 2016, PhD Funding  12 February 2016

Information about the project:

The department of Music is offering two MA Home Fee Bursaries and two PhD Home Fee Bursaries for MA and PhD students commencing their studies in September 2016.

Consistently ranked in the top-three Music Departments in the UK, the Music Department at Manchester offers an outstanding research environment for postgraduate students. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework confirmed our world-class expertise in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition and Electroacoustic Composition; our association with numerous professional ensembles provides unrivalled opportunities for composers to have their music performed; our state-of the-art studios provide world-class resources for electroacoustic composers; and our Thursday series of guest research seminars allow students to engage with cutting-edge research in Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

The PhD bursaries come with the opportunity to teach or assist in research-related activities. The awards are usually for three years full time or six years part time (subject to satisfactory progress) for new starters.

The MA bursaries are for 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

These bursaries are open to both Home and International students.

Amount of funding available and eligibility:

MA Bursaries:

The MA bursaries for the Victor Sayer Studentships for Music fund  is the  equivalent of 1 year of home/EU fees (full time) or 2 years of home/EU fees (part time) but are not restricted to home/EU students.

Also Read  Masters and PhD Doctoral Studentships

Please note that you must have a standard application for your chosen MA programme submitted by 1 February 2016.

Full details on how to apply for School master’s funding can be found here:

Please return your completed form by email to and copy in


Please note that you must submit your online application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by 22 January 2016.

There is no separate application form for the Music bursaries. Please submit the form for the Presidential Doctoral Scholar (PDS) competition and additionally the application form for School Funding and indicate that you are also interested in the subject-specific funding.

The deadline to apply for this funding is 5pm, 12 February 2016.

The forms should be returned to the Graduate School Office ( as well as to the PGR director for Music, Dr David Berezan ( by the above deadline.

Full details on how to apply for School and/or PDS funding can be found online.

Eligibility  for President’ss Doctoral Award

  • Home/UK/EU and international applicants.
  • Open to new PhD students only

For full eligibility guidelines on the above competitions, please visit:

Contact for further information:

For more information about the schemes please visit:
The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Funding web page:

For more information on the Victor Sayer Studentships, please contact
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