24 months
13500 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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Join an innovative group in researching novel technologies and techniques for creating, capturing, producing, processing and sharing sound for the world’s audio industries with this Sound Engineering programme at Anglia Ruskin University.


The Sound Engineering Research Group at Anglia Ruskin University 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

  • The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 
  • Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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