Funded PhD Opportunity Electroacoustic Composition, Sonic Arts, and Music Technology

This opportunity is now closed.

Subject: Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

Summary

Proposals are sought for projects which address contemporary music composition or related creative practices in terms of sound and perceptual, structural, aesthetic, conceptual and/or stylistic issues. Areas of creative exploration may include one or more of the following genres/approaches: noise music, glitch/post-digital music, electroacoustic music, drone music, sound-based installations, spectral music, microtonal/alternate tunings, and/or the design of new digital musical instruments or performance systems. Practice–based PhDs will include both practice–based and written submissions (the length of which will be determined in relation to given projects in accordance with Ulster University regulations).

Essential Criteria

  • Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed equivalent via UK NARIC)
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement

Desirable Criteria

If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.

  • First Class Honours (1st) Degree
  • Completion of Masters at a level equivalent to commendation or distinction at Ulster
  • Practice-based research experience and/or dissemination
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
  • Work experience relevant to the proposed project
  • Experience of presentation of research findings
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement
  • Use of personal initiative as evidenced by record of work above that normally expected at career stage.

Funding

    Vice Chancellors Research Scholarships (VCRS)

    The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of £14,777 per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students.

    DFE

    The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £ 14,777 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided).  For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.

Other information

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Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Monday 19 February 2018
Interview Date
5 to 12 March 2018

Contact Supervisor

Dr Brian Bridges

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Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #238043 when applying for this PhD opportunity