Queen's University Belfast
Music and Sonic Arts
The normal minimum requirement for admission to a PhD/MPhil/MD is an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent qualification recognised by the University. International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their programme of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
Research strengths for music include a wide range of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century historical fields, notably: Bach; Elgar; Handel; Mozart; Richard Strauss; British composers; Czech composers. Other areas covered include baroque dance, Irish traditional music, local history and sources, social and institutional history, and contemporary performance practice. Instrumental composition students work in a vigorous and diverse community of composers, with significant opportunities for workshop contact with the Royal Quartet, string quartet in residence and visiting international artists, and the Ulster Orchestra. Research strengths for Sonic Arts include: Computational acoustics including physical modelling; contemporary performance practices including new music, improvisation, experimental music, live electronic music, computer-interactive performance, interdisciplinary performance, site-specific and distributed performance; creative practice in all areas of composition, new media and installation; critical performance studies; cultural and critical aspects of sonic art; performance systems design; performance with new technologies; soundscape studies and locative media; spatial audio.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||September 2016||-||4 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||September 2016||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Queen's University Belfast||Belfast||BT7 1NN||Northern Ireland|
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