Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

AHRC funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities Doctoral Research Students

Posted: October 13th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. A collaboration between Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, Leicester, Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Birmingham, the partnership provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

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IASPM UK and Ireland Newsletter No. 31, July 2015

Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The latest edition of the newsletter of the IASPM UK and Ireland branch, edited by Michalis Poupazis, is now available to download or view online.

Mapping Popular Music in Dublin

Posted: July 14th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

A Research Project based at the Department of Music, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, funded by Fáilte Ireland


Mapping Popular Music in Dublin’ is the first comprehensive research study on popular music in Dublin today, based at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University and funded by Fáilte Ireland. The project aims to map popular music experience in Dublin by looking at popular music from the viewpoint of fans (citizens and tourists), musicians, and music industry personnel. The purpose is to inform tourism, culture and music industry organisations by providing the first comprehensive overview of popular music experience in Dublin to date.

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New posts available at Birmingham City University

Posted: June 9th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
School of Media

FT Lecturer in Music Industries UL scale, £31,894-£37,589


Joining the School of Media as a specialist lecturer in Music Industries and Popular Music Studies, you’ll contribute to our well-established suite of BA courses and undertake some teaching at postgraduate level.

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Postgraduate MA and PhD Study in Popular Music

Posted: May 18th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Students can study popular music at the University of Huddersfield at MA, MPhil or PhD level, and can include composition, performance, musicology, music technology and production. Students participate in a lively research environment, with 50 postgraduate students and a regular programme of events, concerts and seminars. Applications are encouraged which include practice based research, such as composition, performance or studio production, this work is usually accompanied by a short thesis. PhD by Publication allows those who already have a large body of existing research to evidence that existing work within 12 months of study.

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