M.Sc. Online

Sound Design

Edinburgh Napier University

18 months
5373 GBP/year
2350 GBP/year
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This online Sound Design at the Edinburgh Napier University is for audio professionals who wish to enhance their experience with industry relevant theory and practices.


The Sound Design at the Edinburgh Napier University is made up of three parts: taught classes, work-based learning, and a research project. All of these elements are designed to apply theory and advanced practice to enhance current approaches to sound design for linear and interactive media.

The MSc Sound Design is delivered over either 18 or 30 months on a part-time basis. All of the modules are delivered by distance learning. 

In addition, you will also develop a deep understanding of how to assess approaches of affecting audiences perceptions of linear and interactive media using sound design.


  • Audio Programmer
  • Boom Operator
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Dubbing/Rerecording Mixer
  • Foley Artist
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Sound Archivist/Cataloguer/Librarian
  • Sound Artist
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Listening 
  • Masters Dissertation 
  • Sound Design for Interactive Media
  • Sound Design for Linear Media

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5373 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8060 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    2350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3525 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and EU Full MSc cost £6,525
  • Overseas and EU Full MSc cost £8,060


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