Research course

Music Technology

University of York · School of Arts and Creative Technologies
MA by research

Entry requirements

The MSc by Research degree programme provides an introduction to scientific research, and is suitable for those candidates with a 2:1 honours degree or above from a university recognised by the University of York in:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Music Technology

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

The Masters by Research course in Music Technology is aimed at meeting the needs of research-focused graduates with experience in music technology or audio engineering. This stream is specifically focused on developing, assessing and applying technology to current problems and questions in music practice and analysis. It is aimed at both high level creators interested in composition, production and contemporary aesthetic approaches to audio, and those who wish to develop tools for other content composers, performers and analysts. The course recognises that technology is applicable to many areas of musical endeavour, from creation to understanding, and may have many different forms of output including compositions, audio processing software, performance systems, studies of existing technologies etc. The Department has excellent facilities to support a wide range of research activities in this area.

Applicants should be able to articulate a clear research plan, stating its context and citing relevant existing work in the area as well as identifying the type(s) of outputs the research will generate.

This course is also available as a MSc by research.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    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

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