MRC-funded PhDs in Hearing Research


The MRC Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) is a world-leading centre for research into hearing and hearing disorders. Auditory neuroscience is an exciting and highly interdisciplinary field, which is often overlooked in undergraduate teaching. A PhD in auditory neuroscience provides specialist training in a wide variety of technical and methodological skills, such as neurophysiology, neuroimaging and computational methods, and opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities.

IHR provides a comprehensive and supportive structure for PhD training. On this website, you can get a flavour of what it is like to be one of our postgraduate students. By following the links, you will find some general information about us, our postgraduate research programme, plus details of current available PhD projects.

There is a close scientific relationship between IHR and the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU). Studentships are offered in both units and many have joint supervision between IHR staff and NHBRU staff. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the websites of both units to explore all the options for funded studentships in hearing science.

If you would like to know more about us, then please contact Dr Katrin Krumbholz or the supervisor(s) of your chosen project. We also welcome informal visits, so that you can see our facilities and talk with our staff and students.

We look forward to welcoming you to IHR.

Katrin Krumbholz
Dr Katrin Krumbholz
Director of Graduate Studies