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PhD Music (Electroacoustic Composition)
Create a professional portfolio of electroacoustic compositions under expert supervision.

PhD Music (Electroacoustic Composition) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 Months [Full-Time], 72 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply
 For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N

Programme description

Composers will produce a portfolio of electroacoustic works and a written commentary. They will be assigned a research panel consisting of their supervisor, a co-supervisor and advisor who will meet with them on a regular basis to monitor their progress. Electroacoustic postgraduate students are based in the Novars Research Centre and the associated electroacoustic music studios, and they are expected to take part in the academic community of the department and University by participating in seminars and by presenting their research at regular intervals. Workshops and performances of postgraduate compositions are arranged through the department, and will primarily be supported by student involvement with MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) and may also involve Psappha, the University's ensemble-in-association, and the Quatuor Danel, the quartet-in-residence, among other professional and student performers.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)

UK/EU students (per annum): TBC

International students (per annum): £17,000

  • PhD (part-time)

UK/EU students (per annum): TBC

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the  School website  for further details.

The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the  School website  as soon as they are available.

Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 275 3559
Facsimile
+44 (0) 161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/music/postgraduateresearch/research/
Academic department overview

See: About us

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