PhD: What funding is available and what are the next steps for doing a PhD?Watch
What are the next steps to doing a PhD and what funding is available?
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There's very little funding, so it's extremely competitive! I think most places don't have Masters funding (Oxbridge being the exception to that rule). Funding for a PhD in the arts and humanities is done via consortiums of unis (unis grouping together, then having a lump sum of funding split between them). So you'd have to apply to a PhD programme, get accepted, be considered for funding against applicants not just from that uni, but all the other unis in the consortium. It's tough going
It's also worth noting that doing a PhD in whatever field you choose is not going to necessarily make you any more employable. In fact, it could have the opposite effect!
I'm not saying this to discourage you. If you are inspired by study and research, and you're lucky, postgraduate work can be very fulfilling and rewarding. But don't go into it as a way to avoid the job market: the competition for funding for postgraduate study is just as grim as the competition for jobs in many fields.
If you'd like to pursue postgraduate study, I would say your best source of advice will be the people who taught you when you were an undergraduate. You will, in any case, need them to write references for your postgraduate applications. So get in touch with them and ask what postgraduate study looks like in the discipline of music technology. (My suspicion is that it will look more practice-led than postgraduate work in many disciplines, but I wouldn't know.)
Rather than the centralised UCAS system used for undergraduate applications, applications for postgraduate study are organised individually by each university, so you will need to identify particular institutions and courses you would like to apply to, and then put in separate applications to each. In many disciplines, a round of applications for postgraduate study happens around Christmas and the later parts of winter. Many institutions continue taking postgraduate applications later in the year but at that point the major competitions for research council funding are over, so the only sources of funding are specific projects. I don't know whether this model holds for music technology. Good luck!
Practically unheard of and certainly not by someone who is just finishing an undergrad degree. What would you 'research'? You have no experience in this area beyond 3 years of undergrad.
And honestly - what is the point of a Masters in this area? It wont make you any more employable. You will still be a fresh graduate with no relevant work experience.
You have just discovered the problem of doing a vocational degree in a niche area - interesting but not that useful. Look for a job - any job, not necessarily relevant to your degree - or apply for internships - and start to build your work experience. If you have talent/ability and are tenacious enough, the opportunities will be there, but it will be hard and there are no fancy shortcuts in this sort of career.