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Musical Cultures

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Profile Description

To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering three full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships or International Fees Bursaries for candidates applying for the following research theme

Closing date: - 29th February 2016.

Studentships will start on 26th September 2016
Main contact: Dr Robert Mackay; [email protected]; 01482 466212; School of Drama, Music and Screen

Project Description:
Musical Cultures
3 PhD Scholarships in Musicology, Performance or Composition

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a PhD pursuing a study of musical culture from a perspective within one or more of the following international and world-leading areas of music research at Hull as identified in REF2014: musicology, music psychology, jazz and popular music studies, performance, composition, sonic arts.

Applicants should explain, where appropriate, how their research would benefit from, and contribute to, the preparation, delivery and legacy of Hull's City of Culture (2017) status.

Musical Cultures scholarship holders would straddle three current research groups in Music (listed below) as well as contribute towards contemporary interdisciplinary networks, new research groups and hubs within and beyond the University at the time of the study:

• Musicology [members include: Dr Alexander Binns (historical musicology), Dr Simon Desbruslais (musicology), Dr Peter Elsdon (jazz studies), Dr Rowan Oliver (popular music studies; groovology), Professor Christopher Wilson (historical musicology); Professor Alastair Borthwick (musicology)]
• Science, Technology and Pedagogy [members include: Dr Elaine King (music psychology), Dr Helen Prior (music psychology), Dr Andrew King (music technology/education); Dr Robert Mackay (music technology); Professor Alastair Borthwick (mathematical/computer modelling)]
• Contemporary Music Practice [members include: Dr Matthew Barnard (sonic arts), Dr Simon Desbruslais (performance), Dr Robert Mackay (sonic arts/multimedia), Dr Lee Tsang (performance), Professor Alastair Borthwick (composition), Dr Mark Slater (composition)]

Recent investment in music facilities at Hull, include world-class studio technology, an ambisonic composition studio, rehearsal and performance spaces as well as major refurbishment to our Middleton Hall concert auditorium

To apply for this post please click on the Apply button below.

In order to qualify for this scholarship you will require an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1, or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,057 in 2015/16) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 30th April 2016 at the latest.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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