PhD Music (Electroacoustic Composition) / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
- Entry requirements
We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal and a sample of your works must be included with the formal application materials.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Our PhD Music (Electroacoustic Composition) programme will see you produce a portfolio of electroacoustic works and a written commentary under the supervision of our academics.
You will be assigned a research panel consisting of your supervisor, a co-supervisor and advisor who will meet with you on a regular basis to monitor your progress.
Electroacoustic postgraduate students are based in the NOVARS research centre and the associated electroacoustic music studios, and you will be expected to take part in the academic community of the department and the University by participating in seminars and presenting your research at regular intervals.
Workshops and performances of postgraduate compositions are arranged through the department. These 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.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
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.
We offer a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that while 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 below.
You may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government. Find out more about this and other sources of funding on the funding opportunities page.
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- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- + 44 (0)161 275 3559
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