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  Algebraic Methods in Musical Composition
  Dr W Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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Algebraic operations have been used as compositional tools for centuries. For example, the group theoretical operation of translation on the integers can be identified with the musical operation of transposition.
  Arts Therapies effectiveness with specific populations: a mixed methods study
  Prof D Havsteen-Franklin
Applications accepted all year round

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Arts therapies are being developed in a range of private and public contexts around the globe. There is growing evidence that arts therapies support people’s communication, emotional expression, social cognition and capacity to be reflective.
  Copyright and Artificial Intelligence in the Music Industry
  Dr H Bosher
Applications accepted all year round

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This project looks at the future of the music industry in view of technological developments in artificial intelligence (AI), in particular the implications for copyright law.
  School of Music PhD Studentships

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Cardiff University School of Music is pleased to announce two full-time doctoral studentships for entry in October 2020. Applications are invited from outstanding UK/EU and international postgraduates wishing to pursue doctoral research in any aspect of music, including composition and research-led performance.
  Sounds in the womb: fetal reactions to what they hear
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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Fetuses can hear from around the 23rd week of gestation. They are exposed to a variety of language and non-language sounds in the womb.
  A New Song: Composing music for choral worship in the 21st Century
  Dr J Hails, Mr M Harris
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The last twenty years have provided persuasive evidence that choral music setting texts intended for Christian worship remains relevant and meaningful in our contemporary life, whether in the context of communities of religious practice, or in public events.
  Copyright and Information Property in the Global Network Society
  Dr P Harkins, Dr P sellors, Prof A Duff
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Copyright has become a highly visible issue as a result of rapid developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the arrival of the Global Network Society.
  Covid-19, Lockdown and the Impact on Live Music Performance and Audiences
  Prof C Atton, Dr C Neill
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of many countries has meant the temporary closure of many of the world’s music venues and the cessation of live performances in the presence of audiences.
  I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now: composing music for telematic resources
  Dr J Hails, Dr P Ferguson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Telematic low latency technologies have been explored in relation to performance and recording, but the opportunities opened up for a composer have been comparatively neglected.
  Jazz in the European Context
  Dr H Medboe
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Following the migration of jazz from its erstwhile American roots in the early 20th Century, jazz has established itself as a dynamic and intrinsic component of European culture.
  Popular Music Studies: Technologies and Audiences
  Prof C Atton, Dr P Harkins
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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  Popular Music: Sampling Studies and Hip-Hop Studies
  Dr P Harkins, Dr D Hook
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Research-active staff in the music department at Edinburgh Napier University are working on a number of interdisciplinary projects in the areas of Popular Music Studies (PMS), Science and Technology Studies (STS), the music industries, music technologies, hip-hop studies, popular music pedagogies, and jazz studies.
  Privacy and Personal Identity in the Global Network Society
  Prof A Duff, Dr C Neill
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Privacy has become an urgent issue as a result of rapid developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the arrival of the Global Network Society.
  Responding to spaces, places, and community: a portfolio of composition and documentation of praxis
  Dr J Hails, Dr K Burton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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As the world slowly emerges from lockdowns and isolation following the COVID19 pandemic, communities and shared spaces that they use to meet will be more important than ever.
  Guildhall School Arts and Health Studentship

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama is proud to invite applications for a brand new doctoral studentship intended to support research on the.
  Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

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About Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD. Most recent REF rankings. 1st in the UK for power. 80% of our research was deemed to be world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard.
  Film Studies PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

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About Film Studies PhD. Most recent REF rankings. 87% of our research is rated 3* or 4* - indicating internationally excellent and world-leading quality – and 100% being awarded the same rating for its impact. .
  Music PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

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About Music PhD. Latest REF rankings. 100% of deparartment's research has been rated as having an outstanding (4*) and considerable impact (3*).
  Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD

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About Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD. Latest REF rankings.
  Leeds School of Arts

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The. Leeds School of Arts.  provides a supportive and stimulating environment for research projects across the contemporary creative arts.
  School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

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The. School of Cultural Studies and Humanities. is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University.
  PhD Scholarships in Ulster University’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Research at Ulster University. We are proud that Ulster's international reputation for research excellence has received worldwide recognition.
  Interart dialogue and transmedial receptions of nineteenth-century French poetry
  Dr C Ardrey
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project, supervised by Dr Caroline Ardrey will examine artistic dialogues and transmedial reception histories of nineteenth-century French poetry.
  Music - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Music Performance Practice PhD/MA by Research (On Campus or by Distance Learning). Musical Composition PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning).
  PhD Psychology

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Particular areas of interest include Cyberpsychology, Interpersonal Behaviour, Health and Relationships, Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise, and Educational Development.
  Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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The Facuty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in a wide range of research areas.
  University of Liverpool - School of the Arts

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The University of Liverpool's School of the Arts (SoTA) draws together a unique set of research and teaching expertise found across five departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  Auditory cognition and human factors
  Dr P Beaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressions of interest are invited on any topics related to either auditory cognition and working memory or to human factors as they relate to energy conservation and climate change.
  Music PhD Programme

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New PhD funding programme released. The 'crisis' in classical music. exploring alternatives in audience development. AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award between the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield and Manchester Collective.
  Research opportunities in the Centre for Medieval Studies

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As the oldest interdisciplinary centre for postgraduate study of the Middle Ages in the UK, the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) offers world-class teaching from expert academics.
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