Sound Engineering MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January 2018, April 2018, September 2018

MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

Overview

Join an innovative group in researching novel technologies and techniques for creating, capturing, producing, processing and sharing sound for the world’s audio industries.

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Full description

Supervision and support

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Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:

Dr Douglas Nunn - graphical display of musical information, gestural controllers for live audiovisual performance, merging music genre ontologies with controlled vocabularies

William Campbell - dynamic compression of popular music, live sound engineering, audio engineering/recording, acoustics, film sound, game sound, synthesisers

Alireza Sanaei - audio forensics, audio DSP

Where you'll research

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Special facilities

Our research facilities include a high specification audio processing and reproduction laboratory with advanced software and hardware facilities by industry leaders such as Prism Sound, Avalon, Universal Audio, TC Electronic and Dynaudio.

Portable recording and audio analysis systems and specialist microphones are also available for research use and you can use our Logic / Pro Tools / analogue equipped undergraduate audio studios.

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£4,195

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

£2,098

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£11,900

Writing up, 2017/18 (full-time)

£1,350

Writing up, 2017/18 (part-time)

£850

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)

£4,195

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (Part-time, per year)

£2,098

2018/2019 fees will be set at the level recommended by RCUK. This will be announced in the early part of 2018. As a guideline RCUK uplift their fee support each year in line with the GDP inflator.

Bench fees

The UK, EU & International 2018/19 Bench fees will range between £1000 to £7000.

PhD by Published Work

Initial registration: £1100
Full registration: £3500

Writing up fees 2018-19

Full-time: £1400
Part-time: £1000

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

We’ll provide comprehensive research training in areas such as academic writing and publishing, research methods, subject developments, data analysis, conference skills and presentation.

You’re also welcome to attend undergraduate and postgraduate lectures to supplement your training.

Contact details

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If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email fst-research@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.

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