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In order to familiarise yourself with assessment processes, you can find details of the Faculty's marking criteria here along with the PhD Submission Guide. You can also read recent Examiners' reports (Cambridge Users only) for further information.

Key Dates 2019-20

For assessment deadlines please see the submission timetable below

PhD in Music

First year registration exercise

8 June 2020

Second year review

by 12 June 2020

Third year presentation

20 May 2020

The Research Training Log can be found here- Research Training Log

Appointment of examiners form can be found here - appointment of examiners form

First year registration exercise form- Registration exercise form

Second year review form - Second year review

Training log form - training log

MPhil in Music

Submission of Portfolio of Abstracts for Musicology & Its Debates

27 November 2019

Submission of Essay for Musicology & Its Debates (all except composers taking Extended Project)

18 December 2019
Composition: Submission of Composition 1 18 December 2019

Performance (recital option): Submission of recital programme

18 December 2019

Submission of dissertation proposal and annotated bibliography or description of final Composition Portfolio and accompanying essay

14 January 2020

Submission of Essay 2

20 March 2020

Submission of Essay 3

27 March 2020

Submission of Composition 2

27 March 2020

Performance: deadline for changes to recital programme

29 April 2020  

MPhil Presentations (all pathways except Composition)

1 May 2020

Performance Studies recitals

June-July 2020

Submission of final dissertations or portfolios

26 June 2020


MMus in Choral Studies

Confirmation of examination enrolments to Graduate Office

7 November 2019*

Essay 1 Abstract

2 December 2019

Confirmation of options to the Course Director

2 December 2019

Essay 1 Submission

21 January 2020

Choral Recital Exam programme submission

21 January 2020

Optional elements proposal/abstract

25 February 2020

Organ/Solo Vocal Recital programme submission

25 February 2020

Essay 2 Abstract

25 February 2020

Vocal Pathway Journal submission

25 February 2020

Choral Recital Exam

9-10 March 2020

Essay 2 Submission

28 April 2020

Ensemble Skills Exam 

Late April or Early May 2020 tbd

Choral Rehearsal Exam

Early May 2020 tbd

Solo Vocal Recital Exam

Late May 2020 tbd

Keyboard Skills Exam

Mid-June 2020 tbd

Solo Organ Recital Exam

Mid-June 2020 tbd

Optional elements project submission

22 June 2020

Viva voce Exam (if required)

Mid-July 2020 tbd

*amendments to exam enrolments can be made after this date