Research Training & Supervision

You can join us as a research student through the MRes in Arts (Music) or our PhD programme.

These programmes provide structured supervision, comprehensive training, and involvement in conferences and specialist groups. You will also have access to the North West Doctoral Research Network, and our doctoral students have benefited from participation in the LiNK scheme, a pioneering Doctoral Training and Skills programme for postgraduate research students in the School of Arts.

We can accommodate thesis proposals on a wide range of topics,including those that require dual supervision with experts in other departments. Our current PhD students are working on a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Ambient music
  • Women, voice and ageing
  • Zombies and A/V media
  • Recorded music, digitization and the economy of attention
  • The evolution of the recording studio
  • Hip hop and African-American film soundtracks
  • Childrens' music
  • Popular music and Chineseness
  • Online archives and DIY heritage
  • The Icelandic sound
  • Cork music scenes and identities
  • The ethnography of creativity and sound recording

For further information on the support we can offer to our research students and how to apply please visit the postgraduate pages of the School of Arts.