Music Computing PhDs can be very varied. A strong interest in music is essential. Formal musical training is not essential, but applicants should at minimum have good musical skills and experience of playing an instrument. Generally, we expect applicants to be capable programmers, but we are also interested in candidates with skills in HCI evaluation, or educational evaluation, or ethnography. Applicants should have, or expect to gain, a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Students with a bachelors degree (normally 1st or 2.1 class), or with strongly relevant experience will also be considered.
Funded full-time PhD scholarships are highly competitive, but there are typically opportunities every year. We are highly experienced in, and successful at, supervising part time PhD students.
Prospective students interested in Music Computing are urged to contact one or more of the potential supervisors (see below) for informal discussions.
Dr Simon Holland s.holland ‘insert-at-sign-here’ open.ac.uk
Dr Robin Laney r.c.laney ‘insert-at-sign-here’ open.ac.uk
Dr Janet van der Linden j.vanderlinden ‘insert-at-sign-here’ open.ac.uk
Research Degrees in Music Computing (needs updating)