PhD Search Results


  • Computer Music Systems and Languages

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Lazzarini, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The Sound and Digital Music Research Group is Ireland’s most active team in the area of Music Technology, Digital Audio and Computer Music research. We have a long list of publications in international journals and events. The group’s PI, Dr Victor Lazzarini, is a world leader in Audio Programming. Computer Music Languages have...

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  • Measuring Natural Rhythms Using the Perceptual Centre

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics. The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental...

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  • Novel Sound Synthesis Algorithms Using Time-varying Filters

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Sound synthesis is the science of creating oscillators. That is, essentially building algorithms that generate sound, either to mimic a known sound such as a guitar, or to design something completely new. A new, exciting approach for musical sound synthesis has arisen from recent work on time-varying allpass filters that are driven by particular...

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  • Research Ethics Guidelines for Disaster Research

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Dónal O'Mathúna, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    • The ideal candidate will have a background in ethics or philosophy and experience in health and social research.

    • Someone with an undergraduate degree in ethics or philosophy and practical experience in humanitarian aid or disaster relief would be an ideal candidate.

    • A public health practitioner or humanitarian responder with some postgraduate training in ethics or a keen interest in ethics should consider applying.

    • A graduate with experience conducting research in disaster settings, and especially in applying for ethical approval of such projects, would be suitable for this PhD project.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    This PhD project will examine ethical issues involved in conducting disaster research, with a particular focus on research in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The first phase will be a systematic review of existing ethical and legal guidelines for disaster research and for research in LMIC. Consideration will be given to healthcare intervention research...

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