Birmingham Conservatoire has been offering research degrees since 1993.
We are now one of the top three conservatoires in the country, and the best outside London, with research that was classed as world leading in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 national audit.
Research is an important part of our work and underpins our mission to promote the highest standards of artistry, technique and understanding in the practice of music of many cultural traditions.
Our focus, naturally, is on performance and composition, with some of our research forming part of the Centre for Music and Performance.
Our staff include an experienced team of musicologists who carry out individual research within their specialisms, which range from Tinctoris and Charpentier to Messiaen and Berio.
Two areas of special interest are Composition and Performance using Music Technology, which brings together composers, performers and computer scientists, and the Aesthetics and Analysis of Performance: