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Music Technology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 13 Music Technology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about music and technology? If so, a PhD in Music Technology could be the perfect opportunity for you to delve deeper into this exciting field.

What's it like to study a PhD in Music Technology?

Studying a PhD in Music Technology allows you to explore the intersection of creativity, technology, and music. You will have the chance to conduct groundbreaking research in areas such as audio signal processing, music production, interactive music systems, and virtual reality in music.

During your PhD, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including recording studios, computer labs, and specialized software. You will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide you through your research journey and help you develop your skills as a researcher and musician.

In addition to your research, you may also have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow musicians and artists, attend conferences and workshops, and publish your work in academic journals. This will allow you to build a strong network within the music technology community and contribute to the advancement of the field.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Music Technology

To pursue a PhD in Music Technology, you will typically need a Master's degree in a related field, such as music technology, audio engineering, or computer science. However, some universities may consider applicants with a Bachelor's degree if they have relevant research experience or a strong portfolio.

In addition to academic qualifications, you will need to demonstrate a passion for music and technology, as well as the ability to think critically and conduct independent research. Strong communication and technical skills are also essential for success in this field.

PhD in Music Technology funding options

Funding for PhDs in Music Technology may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Music Technology careers

A PhD in Music Technology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can pursue academic careers as professors or researchers in universities, where they can continue to explore their research interests and inspire the next generation of musicians and technologists.

Alternatively, you may choose to work in the music industry, either as a music producer, sound engineer, or software developer. Your expertise in music technology will be highly valued in fields such as film and television, gaming, virtual reality, and multimedia production.

Whether you choose to pursue an academic or industry career, a PhD in Music Technology equips you with the skills and knowledge to make a significant impact in the field and contribute to the advancement of music and technology.

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Emotional response to immersive audio in live music performance

This project is a collaboration between University of York and L-Acoustics as part of CoStar LiveLab. It will address the challenges of understanding the impact of different listening environments, contexts and technical setups and sound formats on listeners. Read more

Music PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

For 2024/25 entry, the Music Department is only accepting applications for PhDs in Eighteenth-Century Music History and Composition. Read more
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Live Sound for aurally diverse audiences

This project is part of the Leverhulme Trust Aural Diversity Doctoral Research Hub (LAURA). Closing date for October 2024 start. 21 April 2024. Read more

Research degrees in the School of Music

Whether you’re looking to begin your academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying a research degree will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. . Read more

New Vibration Speaker Development

The Gel Audio™ Loudspeaker Technology that I co-invented produced high quality sound over a surface through the hydrogel. It was also developed and incorporated into an audio product called the Woweeone. Read more

Research degrees in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries

When studying a research degree in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries you'll become a key member of our academic research community - experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential. Read more

Music PhD Programme

We have a global reputation for our world-leading research in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, music technology, performance and psychology of music. Read more
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