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Acoustics research centre

PhD in Acoustic Engineering

Research program in acoustics, noise, audio engineering & vibration

The Acoustics Research Centre has a thriving and growing student population studying a PhD program in subjects such as:

A research degree, such as a doctorate or masters by research, gives you an opportunity to explore an area of acoustics or audio that you find particularly interesting. The research challenge is usually to discover new science through measurement, prediction and developing an in-depth understanding of the subject.

Suggested future PhD Acoustics projects

Here are some project ideas we're currently interested in. Please click on the title for more details. This isn't an exhaustive list, so please contact us with your own ideas as well.

Next steps towards a doctorate or other research degree in acoustics

  • Find out if we carry out research in areas of acoustics, audio, vibration and noise engineering that interest you; each research group contains a list of members to help you discover which members of acoustics research staff carry out work you find interesting;
  • Email these members of staff outlining the areas of research that interest you along with a brief CV. If you don’t have a definite funding source, detail what you are doing about this. Please only email one member of staff at a time to avoid us duplicating work.
  • If you are unsure who to contact, email the head of the Acoustics research centre
  • Consult and follow the formal application procedure. This includes details about the information and documents you will need as well as guidance about submitting your application online.  

What jobs do our postgraduate researchers go on to do?

Find out more information about typical jobs our acoustic postgraduates take up at the end of their studies. In addition, some use a PhD or other research degree as a stepping stone to a career in academia.

Full information about a PhD, MPhil or Master by Research in Acoustics and Audio Engineering, including start dates, entry requirements, current student research, employability and career prospects and facilities.