Supervision for research at MA, MSc, MPhil or PhD level is available for projects relating to the subject area expertise of our staff in Creative and Performing Arts, Music and Media.

Research areas include:

  • Music
  • Composition
  • Film and Television
  • Media
  • Dance
  • Photography

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Recently completed or current PhD student theses:

  • The exploration of American and Asian horror film adaptation: US global dominance, the 21st century source of fear as the ‘Other’ and the progression of female agency.
  • How can musical repertoire be composed, arranged and selected to support the musical development and enjoyment of singers in adult amateur choirs?
  • Multidimensional analysis of Algerian influencers’ performances and discourse on YouTube and Instagram: Extending descriptive methods with follow-up analysis of content of videos.
  • A cross disciplinary practice-based historical investigation of female-masculinity by use of archive and case studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Understanding the development of professional identity in instrumental music teachers.
  • The house was like her: rebuilding the post-traumatic home through art practice.
  • Cannabis and contemporary change: Drug decriminalization and normalization within Portugal and the Netherlands.

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