Department of Music and Media

Postgraduate Research

PhD Supervision in Music and Media

This list below is to assist you in finding a PhD superviser in the Department of Music and Media at a glance.

Music

Dr Tom Armstrong

Research interests: practice-based research in composition; creative collaboration, in particular between composers and performers.

Dr Jeremy Barham

Research interests: The music of Gustav Mahler; 19th- and early 20th-century music history and aesthetics; Interdisciplinary and contextual studies such as philosophy and music, music and literature, critical and cultural theory, theories of musical meaning; Music and the moving image; Jazz.

Professor Stephen Goss

Research interests: Composition; Music of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries; Performance Practices in 20th and 21st Century music; Guitar history and repertoire; Pluralism in music.

Dr Chris Mark

Research interests: Theory and analysis; twentieth-century English music, including Britten, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, and Elgar; Roger Smalley; melancholy in music.

Dr Milton Mermikides

Research interests: Jazz, contemporary popular music, and electroacoustic performance, improvisation composition and analysis; Music/Science cross-disciplinary composition, installation and research projects; Time-feel (elements of groove that feel good but escape standard notation); Guitar performance from Sor, Django, Hendrix, Wes, Zappa, Holdsworth to Frisell and beyond.

Dr Matthew Sansom

Research interests: Free Improvisation; Phonography / Soundscape Studies; Sound Art; Improvised Electronic Performance Practice; Popular Music.

Dr Georgia Volioti

Research interests: Recordings as documents of performance practice; the music of Edvard Grieg; musical performance studies (analysis, criticism, historiography and ethnography of music performance); psychology of music; quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Dr Christopher Wiley

Research interests: Musical Biography; Reception History; Historiography and Canonicity; Gender Studies; Historical Musicology, esp. Western art-music of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; Popular Music Studies; Music and the Moving Image, esp. Music for Television; Musical Theatre; Teaching Practice and Innovation in Higher Education; Ethel Smyth.

Sound recording

Dr Tim Brookes

Research interests: Modelling and enhancement of perceived quality of microphones and of mixed and un-mixed audio; modelling and control of perceived timbral and spatial attributes of sound; perceptual processes affecting audio quality assessment.

Dr Chris Hummersone

Research interests: modelling the precedence effect and binaural localisation; audio quality in time–frequency processing; computational auditory scene analysis; machine listening for the automated evaluation of audio quality.

Dr Russell Mason

Research interests: head movement in spatial perception; microphone arrays for localisation; computational auditory scene analysis; perception and modelling of spectral magnitude distortions; measurement of spatial attributes of sound; auditory masking and modelling of quality in the presence of interfering signals.

Professor Tony Myatt

Research interests: the development of computer controlled loudspeaker arrays to create spatial music for contemporary and experimental art works and performances; aesthetic and artistic aspects of spatial audio, spatial audio perception, the technical means of spatial sound reproduction and digital audio signal processing systems.

Digital Media / Film

Professor David Frohlich (Director of Digital World Research Centre)

Research interests: interaction design; user-centred innovation in digital media technology; digital storytelling, personal media collections, and community news and arts.

Dr Maria Poulaki (Film/Digital Arts)

Research interests: Intersection of humanities and complexity sciences, post-narrative theory, cognitive film theory, media psychology, neuropsychology, neurofilmology, digital culture, philosophical ontologies, film-philosophy.

Dr Kirk Woolford (Digital Arts)

Research Interests: The role of the individual creative in the Creative Industries: Art & Technology interactions, embodied technologies, motion capture, photography, animation, affordances of place (site-specific work), creative technologies, dynamic media, serious games, and virtual heritage.

Aerodynamic and Environmental Flow PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000

Automotive Engineering PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Biomedical Engineering PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000

Biosciences and Medicine MD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Biosciences and Medicine PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Chemical and Process Engineering Research PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Chemistry PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000

Computer Science PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£18,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£18,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
July
£4,195
£18,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£9,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£9,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£9,000

Creative Writing PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Dance PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Digital Media Arts PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Economics (Four Year) PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Engineering Materials PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

English Literature PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Environment and Sustainability PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Film Studies PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Health Psychology PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Health Sciences PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,800
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,800
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£17,500
Full-time
April
£4,195
£17,500
Full-time
July
£4,195
£17,500
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,800

Higher Education PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Hospitality PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Law PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Linguistics PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Literary and Cultural Studies PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Management and Business PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
To be confirmed
£8,300
Part-time
April
To be confirmed
£8,300
Part-time
July
To be confirmed
£8,300
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Mathematics PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£17,500
Full-time
April
£4,195
£17,500
Full-time
July
£4,195
£17,500
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,800
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,800
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,800
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies EngD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Music PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Physics PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Politics PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Psychology PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£18,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£18,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£18,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£18,000
Part-time
April
£4,195
£9,000
Part-time
July
£4,195
£9,000
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology PsychD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Sociology PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000

Sound Recording PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Sustainability EngD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Sustainability PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Theatre PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Translation and Interpreting PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
January
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
April
£4,195
£16,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£8,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£8,000
Full-time
October
£4,195
£16,000
Part-time
October
£2,100
£8,000

Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time
April
£4,195
£20,000
Full-time
July
£4,195
£20,000
Part-time
January
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
April
£2,100
£10,000
Part-time
July
£2,100
£10,000
Full-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Part-time
October
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Full-time
January
£4,195
£20,000

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018/19 only. All fees are subject to annual review.

Overseas students applying for 2018 entry should please note that annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.