Sound Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11900
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The Sound and Game Engineering Research Group focuses on developing knowledge and techniques for the creative audio industries, as well as innovative design in all aspects of audio engineering.

Examples of our work include the development of quantitative methods for accurate, repeatable percussion instrument tuning.

If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months

      MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years. PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years. PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Other recent projects have included research into the psychoacoustic perception of loudness in commercial music releases, development of networked data management systems for interview recording and development of ultrasonic systems for pest control.

These are just a few of the fields in which we’re active and we can supervise research in most fields of sound engineering, within the department and with specialists from other areas of Anglia Ruskin.

Industry plays an important part in our work. The Pleasurize Music Foundation (USA), AV Niche (UK) and STV Pest Control (UK) are just some of our recent collaborators.

Additionally there’s a large creative community here, including content creators and performers, and you’ll get to use high-quality audio studios and equipment.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11900 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

  • £2,098

Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.


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