Taught course

Advanced Music Technology

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree (2:1 or above) in music technology or a related subject from a UK university or equivalent. We may also offer you a place based on substantial industry experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

The course focuses on current topics, from direct-to-stereo and ambient recording through non-linear techniques to the evolving arena of surround-sound mixing and recording. It will also encompass software interface programming and its use within electro-acoustic composition and performance.

There will be plenty of scope for you to experiment and apply what you are learning. The London College of Music (LCM) has more than 20 studios, including 5.1, 3D sound and a dedicated radio studio. In addition you will have access to an extensive range of specialist equipment including vintage outboard, Kyma, 2" tape, an RS8000 modular synthesiser, Ambisonic rigs, CLASP, a classic VCS3 and hi-end plugins.

In the final stages of your course, you will undertake an ambitious, self-managed practical project on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to build on what you have learned and display your full range of abilities.

As part of LCM, you will be able to call on a diverse range of musicians to collaborate, record and network with throughout the course. This facility extends even further, to collaborations with students from media, moving image (video and film), digital animation and games-design backgrounds from across the University. By taking advantage of these opportunities, you can enhance your CV and build your professional network even before you graduate.

You will study in west London, the hub of the UK's music and media industries, at one of the largest audio complexes in Europe. When you graduate from the MA, you will have the technical mastery of the latest hardware and software which will make you attractive to a wide range of employers and competitive in the constantly evolving music industry.

Information for international students

You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Other equivalent English language examinations will be considered. For more information, contact the International Office.

You also need academic qualifications at the same level as UK applicants. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Check for local equivalents.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Information
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