Taught course

Audio and Music Technology

Institution
University of York · Department of Electronics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold (or expected to gain) the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree or above from a university recognised by the University of York. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate industrial experience.

This degree should be either in music technology, or technology, mathematics, science, engineering or computing where candidates can demonstrate music performance or music production skills. We will also consider graduates of other subjects who can demonstrate an understanding of music theory/digital audio, skills in music production or performance and technical experience in audio processing or programming.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Audio and Music Technology combines science, technology and creativity to develop innovative audio applications for music making, recording, analysis and reproduction. Recent advances in digital audio technology have seen increased interest in surround sound for home entertainment and virtual reality, voice recognition and synthesis applications, as well as environmental and architectural acoustics. The MSc in Audio and Music Technology is taught by leading experts in audio research. You will have access to excellent facilities, including several fully equipped recording studios, a bespoke 50 channel loudspeaker array, a fully anechoic chamber and a newly updated Mac and iOS computer suite. You will gain a thorough grounding in scientific theory and creative engineering techniques in audio technology, audio analysis and audio programming. This will prepare you for further research or employment in the audio technology and digital creative industries, working freelance, or setting up your own business.

The MSc in Audio and Music Technology is a one-year full-time taught course and is designed for:

  • Graduates of courses in Music Technology or Tonmeister
  • Graduates of courses in technology, mathematics, science, engineering or computing who can demonstrate music performance or music production skills
  • Graduates of a related subject who can demonstrate an understanding of music theory/digital audio, skills in music production or performance and technical experience or an aptitude for the technical aspects of audio

The course is also designed to enhance your employability and to prepare you for entering the world of work or research after graduation.

Information for international students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
elec-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 324485