PhD

The Music Education Department at Western offers outstanding opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD program in Music Education. The department is a dynamic and welcoming community, with a diverse and internationally renowned full-time faculty. It provides graduate students with outstanding learning and academic experiences, generating opportunities for expert research supervision in many areas of study.  

Graduate students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music have the opportunity to participate in Western's Music, Cognition, and the Brain initiative. This initiative brings together faculty members and students from the Don Wright Faculty of Music, the Brain and Mind Institute, the National Centre for Audiology, and related areas. The initiative facilitates collaborative research on musical experience and expertise, and cross-disciplinary educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level.

> Learn more about research at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.  

Western University is a research intensive institution with an exceptional support system. Western offers outstanding financial support and graduate teaching scholarships to all eligible doctoral students. Further, and as importantly, students will encounter a range of academic and social support systems typical of a top-tier university.  

PhD Requirements

Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary pursuits engaging in class work in related areas such as sociology, philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, policy, cultural, gender, race and media studies, statistics, leadership, among others.

For further information about Graduate Studies in Music at Western click here.