Research course

Music

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. While a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is not essential, it is desirable and applicants without this qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Sonic Arts Research Centre supports advanced research in historical and critical musicology, acoustic and electronic composition, music technology, performance studies and psychoacoustics. It also supports interdisciplinary research, particularly in eighteenth century (Centre of Eighteenth Century Studies) or modern topics.

As a dynamic and international community of scholars, the Sonic Arts Research Centre hosts a range of intellectual and artistic events in which its PhD community plays an active role.

Research students are encouraged to play a full and active part in the activities of SARC and there are many resources available including:-

  • SARC has dedicated performance and audio recording facilities in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) and Music Building (Harty Room and Harty Studio).
  • SARC's Interaction Lab is a multi-use space for installations, experimentation and cross-disciplinary research.
  • SARC organises concerts, seminars, festivals and conferences with opportunities for research student participation. Our biennial Sonorities Festival is a major international event.
  • SARC composition PhDs benefit from partnerships with the Ulster Orchestra and Hard Rain Ensemble.
  • SARC PhDs can access courses and training organised by the Queen's Graduate School.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+442890973838