You are encouraged to discuss your application in advance with either your proposed supervisor or the coordinators for Musicology or Composition (see Contact Information). Applications are normally considered within four to six weeks of receipt of references and written work. They are seen by at least two members of the teaching staff; candidates may be called for interview or (for overseas candidates) interviewed by phone or email.
Please supply a personal statement, giving your reasons for applying and achievements to date. In the first sentence of your personal statement, please make clear which pathway you are applying for, Musicology or Composition. Applications should be accompanied by a sample of appropriate and recent written work.
Please note that there are different application procedures for Musicology and Composition pathways. Applicants for the Musicology pathway should upload an undergraduate dissertation (if available) or two or three recent essays to the Admissions Portal. Your work should engage with the existing scholarly literature (so essays that are purely descriptive or technical are unlikely to be appropriate).
Applicants in Composition should send a portfolio of recent scores (in hard copy), accompanied by recordings of the works if available, by post to this address:
CAMS Composition Applications
c/o Laura Brown