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PhD Brain-Computer Music Interfacing

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The PhD Brain-Computer Music Interface programme is delivered through the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in collaboration with the Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC).

ICCMR is well-known for championing research in this field and BRIC is the most advanced multi-modal brain imaging facility in the South West of the United Kingdom. Students will have access to ICCMR and BRICS research laboratories, and the opportunity to work with leading experts in music technology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience.

The University of Plymouth is a world pioneer of the field of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI). It offers unparalleled support for research in this truly interdisciplinary field, combining music, electronic engineering, neuroscience and brain imaging. This full- or part-time doctoral programme is suitable for candidates interested in contributing to the advancement of BCMI, while honing their research and scientific skills through experiments and development of practical systems. You will be guided by a supervisory team of academic experts in ICCMR and BRIC, under the direction of a personal Director of Studies. You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly and scientific contexts. Your PhD will be assessed via submission of a written thesis of approximately 80,000 words.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,170per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 110 3

    39th out of 85 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    136 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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