Research course

Sound Recording

Institution
University of Surrey · Department of Music and Sound Recording
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A high level of academic achievement in relevant science/engineering subject areas and a clear aptitude for research are required. Typically this will mean a first or high upper second-class Bachelors degree with a significant final-year project or dissertation, or a Masters degree achieving or approaching distinction, with a significant research project element.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research in music and sound takes place within the School of Arts, which brings together a broad range of interconnected subject areas, including dance, digital arts, film, music, theatre and sound recording. The School is highly collegiate, with a close-knit and supportive academic environment. It is home to the Institute of Sound Recording, one of the world’s leading centres for research in psychoacoustic engineering and sound perception. Our musical research and composition achieves wide international

circulation through established scholarly channels and broadcast media. We are principal organisers of the Guildford International Music Festival. Facilities include industry-specification sound-recording studios, music-practice rooms and venues for concert performance and musical theatre.

Our research degrees prepare you for success at each stage of your PhD project development. The structure is designed to provide intensive graduate preparation for a future career and is suitable for either part-time or full-time candidates. Completion of the programme entails submission of a thesis, the submission of practice if undertaking a practice-based PhD, and an oral viva with external examiners.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above. Auditions will be held for entry to some programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,050
International students
£13,300

As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, our highest quality students may be eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). Faculty studentships are also available for top-quality students, covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance at current research-council rates for full-time or part-time study.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
arts-admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 686 509