Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctoral research is a very important part of the Schools Graduate Programme and the range of dissertation topics which are currently under supervision (see below) reflects the diversity of interests present in the School. These topics include:
The Adaptation of the Violin in South Indian Music
Music and Worship in the Nigerian Pentcostal community of Dublin
The Role and Representation of Hip-Hop in Recent American Literature (jointly with the Clinton Institute for American Studies)
Country Music and Memory in Ireland
Migrancy and Cultural Transformation in Dublin's Cameroonian community
Microtonality in the Music of Ezra Sims
The History of Irish Brass Bands
Doctoral students now have the possibility of having their work substantially funded externally through the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (the School has a strong record of IRCHSS-funded PhD students).
The UCD School of Music has had enormous success in securing Irish Research Council funding for PhD students. At present, 80% of our PhD students are recipients of IRC funding.