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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

At Sussex, we define music technologies in the widest sense – from instrument making, to studio production, to development of new musical forms in new media such as augmented realities or virtual worlds. If you’re interested in the study, development and performance of new musical technologies, this is the place for you.

You’ll: produce a portfolio of original creative work that advances practice and knowledge of music technologies, write a 20,000-40,000-word dissertation demonstrating original research. Your dissertation will highlight ways in which your practice makes a substantial contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field and acknowledges existing scholarship and artistic practices.

You’ll have access to the latest tools in software and hardware in the Jonathan Harvey Electronic Music Studio at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts. You’ll be part of the Experimental Music Technologies Lab, which conducts research in new music technologies, and work closely with the Sussex Humanities Lab. For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 85 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    153 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%



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