The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has offered research programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) since 2000. Following an historic agreement, research degrees undertaken at the Royal Conservatoire are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English speaking world. Research students matriculate at both the Royal Conservatoire and the University and therefore have access to the facilities of both institutions.

For more information please visit the Royal Conservatoire's Research Degrees home page.

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    Ermolaeva, Katya (2018-06-28) - Thesis
  • Documenting developing performance : rethinking Nikolai Medtner at the piano 

    Choi, Hanna (2017-12-07) - Thesis
    This research illustrates the performer-researcher’s artistic process of reaching an understanding of music through performance, and explores how an effort to understand music at the instrument and in the context of ...
  • The trombone in Portugal before 1850 

    De Oliveira Alves, Rui Pedro (2014-06-26) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the use of the trombone in Portugal between the first references to its use in the early sixteenth century and the mid nineteenth century. It is primarily based on archival research and supplemented ...
  • Afterword: acts of care 

    Bissell, Laura; González, Laura; Heddon, Dee; Murray, Simon (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2018-04-06) - Journal item
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    Fraser, Steven (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2018-04-06) - Journal article

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