University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Electroacoustic Composition

This course enables students to develop compositional skills at an advanced level, with independence and originality of thought combined with technical skills and awareness of cutting-edge technologies in the field of sound and creative arts.

Entry requirements

Applicants require successful completion of a Master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. Students whose 1st language is not English should have at least a score of IELTS 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0 or TOEFL internet-based score of 103.

Course modules

Modules include: Portfolio of electro-acoustic compositions; fixed media composition; aesthetics and analysis of organised sound; cross-disciplinary project; contemporary music studies; historical or contemporary performance; interactive tools; electro-acoustic repertoire study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by compositions, oral presentations, repertoire musical analysis and essay topics in the field.

Sponsorship information

UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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