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PhD Studentships at Queen's

International and National PhD Studentships at the School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen's University Belfast
Research lies at the heart of the activities in the School of Music and Sonic Arts.  It informs teaching, guides concert programming and seminars, and provides a context for many strategic activities within the School.  The postgraduate community is one of the largest in the UK or Ireland (+ 50 students in 10/11) with students working on a range of musicological, creative practice  and technical projects across the School.  The School boasts an excellent reputation for scholarship in traditional musicology and composition and includes the renowned Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), one of the foremost establishments in the world for research and performance using new technology.

The School of Music and Sonic Arts is pleased to announce a limited number of studentships for both international and national applicants  for the 2011-2012 academic year in the following areas:

•  PhD in Musicology
•  PhD in Composition
•  PhD in Sonic Arts

AHRC award
In addition to the studentships above there is also one award funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in any of the above areas.

PhD Interdisciplinary Project Awards
The School has been successful in obtaining a  number of PhD awards for projects that will be co-supervised with staff members in other Schools at Queen's.  Funding is available for further research in the projects below:

•  Observing musical learning through the observation of movement
•  Room influence on spatial audio reproduction techniques
•  Composition and Sonic Art
•  The Music, Sensors, and Emotion Group (MuSE)
•  Poetry and Music in the Works of Thomas Moore*

Anyone wishing to be considered for one of these awards should submit their PhD application so that it reaches us by March 1st 2011 (* 17th March for the Poetry and Music in the Works of Thomas Moore studentship)
Applications should be made on line, via the Queen's Postgraduate Applications Portal (https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php)

For further information please visit the School's website at http://www.music.qub.ac.uk

PhD study in Sonic Arts (including composition and creative practice):
Dr Sile O'Modhrain sile@xxxxxxxxx
PhD study in Musicology and Composition (instrumental):
Professor Ian Woodfield i.woodfield@xxxxxxxxx

Stéphanie Bertet
School of Music and Sonic Arts
Queen's University Belfast