Taught course

Music Technology

University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

We normally require a 2:2 or above in a relevant degree such as; Music, Music Technology, Music Production, Audio, Engineering or Computing.

You may be required to submit a portfolio of work and/or attend an interview that will demonstrate your experience, ability and interest in both Music and Technology.

We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

**Please note that new student recruitment to this course has been suspended for the September 2019 intake. Applications for 2020 should be made through UCAS from September 2019**

Creating music in the 21st century is intrinsically linked to technology, and there is a growing need for broad-based music technologists, who can embrace both the creative and technical aspects of making music in this fast shifting space.

Our uniquely-designed MSc Music Technology course is one of the few of its kind in the UK, and will equip you to work creatively at the cutting edge of digital music technology, either as a musician, composer, technologist or educator.

You'll learn how to create, apply and evaluate technological solutions within creative contexts, and gain the tools and experience to establish yourself as a sought-after and resilient music technologist.


You'll be immersed in an in depth and critical practice-based approach to creative innovation, while also studying the relevant history and theory, and specialising in your area of interest - whether that's composing and performing yourself, or working on the technology that makes those creative outcomes possible.

Being based in Bristol, one of the UK's most musical cities, and a hub for creative and technology companies, means you'll also get to tap into our many industry links - working on live briefs and developing your portfolio in our well-equipped music enterprise studios.

An eclectic, inspiring community

The course is aimed at a broad and diverse cohort, including music technology and music graduates with an interest in exploring creativity through technology, as well as graduates of subjects such as computing and engineering, with appropriate expertise in music. It is equally appropriate for creative practitioners with the right level of experience.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0) 117 328 3333