Research course

Environmental acoustics

Institution
Open University · Department of Music
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry

October

Course content

Environmental acoustics research carried out by the Acoustics Research Group includes work on improving the prediction of sound propagation outdoors, producing more effective noise barriers, increasing understanding of acoustic-to-seismic coupling mechanisms, and measuring the acoustic impedance of porous materials.

The research is carried out by PhD students working individually or in collaboration with the group's other PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff.

Potential research projects
Projects in all of the above areas are possible. Also, please approach us if you are interested in another topic that remains within the broad interests of the research group.

Potential supervisors
- Professor Keith Attenborough
- Dr David Sharp
- Dr Shahram Taherzadeh

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr David Sharp
Email
mct-ei-research@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655799