PhD Studentship in Music for EU and Internationals at University of Cambridge in UK, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The University of Cambridge is offering 3-year funded PhD Studentship within the Faculty of Music. This studentship is available for students form EU as well as Non-EU countries.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres. It is made up of over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

Host College/University:

The Cambridge also has 31 colleges which are independent institutions, each with its own property and income. The Colleges appoint their own staff on their own terms and conditions and are responsible for selecting students, in accordance with University regulations. The teaching of students is shared between the Colleges and University departments. Degrees are awarded by the University.

Degree level:

Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of Study:

The project explores how the notion of a collective European-North African cultural memory has been articulated through music for different sociopolitical ends in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Scholarship Award: 

The studentship will provide a stipend covering maintenance and fee costs at the current “Home” rate. Non-EU students and those from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may be eligible for a stipend covering fees-only. We encourage minorities and women to apply, including those coming from the geographical areas covered by the project.


  • This studentship is available for students form EU as well as Non-EU countries.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have (or expect to obtain) a Master’s degree in any musicological discipline (e.g., musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies) or related field (e.g., anthropology, cultural history). Ideally, applicants will have knowledge of musical cultures of the Mediterranean/Maghreb (genres such as Arab-Andalusian music, raï, hip hop) and experience of, or aptitude for, ethnographic fieldwork. However, we also welcome students with interests in other areas or cultural phenomena that fall within the geographical scope of the project. In order to conduct the research, applicants will need relevant linguistic skills (Arabic, French and/or Spanish depending on research area) or demonstrate a willingness to acquire such skills during the course of the PhD.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted for the PhD in Music. In addition to the standard application materials, you must state that you are applying for the ERC Studentship in your ‘Statement of Research Interest’ and upload a cover letter (no more than two pages) outlining your suitability for this project and what you will bring to the team. Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth should be identified as your preferred supervisor.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

June 28, 2019.

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