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Music Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
    Duration
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Overview

With the Music Technology MSc offered by  Staffordshire University, you will delve deep into the technical side of the modern music industry. Grasp the opportunity to learn advanced recording techniques, acoustics, creative software development, mastering and sound design.

Technology underpins the modern music industry, and for this reason, our MSc is taught by well-connected and experienced staff. Not only that, at Staffordshire University you’ll gain all the skills and knowledge you need to improve your chances of a future career after graduation.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with industry-standard technology in our world-class recording facilities. These include five interconnected recording studios with well-equipped live rooms, a Pro Tools HDX system and an SSL AWS 900 mixing desk. We also have two Mac labs and a mastering room.

Graduate destinations

Excellent destinations for graduates. Just some of the routes taken by our students after graduating:

  • Sound recording
  • Mastering
  • Software engineering
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Music production
  • Live sound

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Advanced Recording Techniques
  • Creative Music Software Design
  • Mastering and Signal Processing in Music
  • MSc Project in Music Technology
  • Negotiated Study: Music
  • Pro Tools for Music Production
  • Research Methods for Music
  • Applied Acoustics
  • Audio Visual Composition and Performance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline
  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11772 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8136 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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