Our research postgraduate degree programmes in music are prided with the longest history and also the largest intake amongst similar programmes in Hong Kong. The research activities of the Department of Music can be subdivided into four areas of concentration: (1) Composition, (2) Ethnomusicology/Chinese music, (3) Musicology, and (4) Theory and Analysis. Although the four concentrations reflect recognized professional boundaries, the faculty as a whole embraces the spirit of interdisciplinary research and is actively engaged in diverse modes of scholarly inquiry. In keeping with international practice, postgraduate studies in composition lead towards the professional degree titles of MMus and DMus, while that in the other three research concentrations, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory and analysis, lead towards the MPhil and PhD. Our research postgraduate students, in addition to formal courses, have many other opportunities to become exposed to the latest academic research in music. The department research forum series offers a platform for faculty and PhD students to present their work in progress, and the colloquium series features guest lectures by international scholars on a regular basis. Faculty- and University-wide interdisciplinary lectures, forums and conferences, and exchange opportunities are also available.

  • Admission Interview 2020-21:
    (Shortlisted applicants will be informed one or two weeks before the first interview; those who pass the first interview will be invited for a second interview soon afterwards.)
    [HKPFS applicants:] First Interview: First or second week of December, 2019; Second Interview: Second week of December, 2019
    [non-HKPFS applicants:] First and Second Interview: February or early March, 2020