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SARC is a facility part of the School of Creative Arts.  The School is now offering a MRes course (subject to approval).  Find out more information below.


NEW MRes Course (Subject to final approval) 

The MRes in Arts and Humanities is a research preparation degree that offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced studies within the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s.  The course is structured around the personal research interests of each student and supported by a bespoke research preparation portfolio and a range of optional modules in areas related to the research.  The MRes is available in a wide range of disciplines within the Schools of English, Modern Languages, Creative Arts, and within the Institute of Theology.  

Applicants will be required to hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed dissertation. All applicants will also be required to submit a 750-word research proposal, which demonstrates an understanding of the research area and methodology and a portfolio of practice-based work, if applicable.  Applications can be made through the online portal from early April 2016. 

Specific areas of supervision expertise within the School of Creative Arts include:


Sonic Arts

Sound Art


Contemporary Music Performance

Composition (instrumental, orchestral, electronic)

Socially Engaged Sonic Arts

Sound Studies

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Recording and Production

Sound Design

Physical Modelling

Instrument Design

Performance Technologies

For further information, contact Professor Pedro Rebelo (



Post Conflict Theatre

Irish Theatre

Shakespeare in Performance



Dance Theatre

Drama and Medical Humanities

British Theatre

Applied Drama

Theatre Historiography

Symbolist Theatre

Victorian Theatre and Melodrama


For further information, contact Dr Kurt Taroff (



British and Celtic music

Canonic composers (eg.  Bach, Elgar, Handel, Mozart)

Collections development

Composition (instrumental, orchestral, electronic)


Graphic scoring

Historical dance and music theatre


Manuscript studies

Music in Ireland

New performance environments

Symphonic form


For further information, contact Dr Sarah McCleave (