University of Surrey
Students review and critically analyse previously published academic literature in relevant areas; students engage in experimental study, designed to test a hypothesis formulated from the literature review; the study might involve software design, acoustic measurements, listening tests, and so on; the results of this study are written up in another report (and possibly as a conference paper), leading to a full progress report drawing appropriate conclusions, refining research questions and detailing a research plan to allow these questions to be answered, together with a viva voce examination; students conduct further literature-based and experimental research, conference (and possibly journal) publications.
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 1st or high upper 2nd 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. English requirements IELTS 7.0 or above.
Assessment methods include a 70,00 word thesis; a vice voce examination .
University scholarships; Audio Engineering Society (AES) Education Foundation; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) studentships; industrial sponsorship (all competitive and not guaranteed).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,735 per Academic year (overseas fees)||33 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Surrey||Guildford||GU2 7XH||South East|
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