Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject area. Students must submit examples of software programming and/or applied use of computer music software, and an essay in English of at least 2,000 words on any subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Computer Music programme focuses on the technical, creative, historical, critical and performative aspects of computer music.
It serves musicians, creative professionals, educators, scientists, or artists who are interested in the integration of music and
technology. This programme provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within a large university environment, and is
delivered in the context of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music and the Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts.
The programme is led by an academic team with a strong presence in the international computer music and sonic arts research communities. Computer music is a broad and exciting field of research, and this programme engages with current thinking and practice
in areas such as interactivity and audiovisual applications, machine learning, sound spatialisation, algorithmic composition, signal
processing and sound synthesis. Each area of study is placed within an aesthetic, cultural and historical context, so that the theory and practice of computer music may be more comprehensively understood.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

Information about scholarships is available on the university website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, School of Music
+44 (0)113 343 2583