12 months
23300 GBP/year
9730 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you are an electronic/computer-based composer or an early music specialist who wants to make the very best recordings, this Music Production course from University of York will provide you with the intellectual and practical skills to realise your goals.

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Recordings and productions are the dominant way of engaging with musics of all types. This Music Production course from University of York explores the skills and knowledge relevant to this important musical activity, as well as understanding how it affects music more broadly.

You'll study practical, theoretical and analytical aspects of the creation, perception and reception of audio productions. You'll take an interdisciplinary approach, examining how creative studio practice is informed by science and engineering (acoustics, psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, signal processing) as well as composition, performance and musicology.

The course combines a very broad view of the techniques and applications of production for audio media with the subsequent development of more tightly focussed individual skills and scholarship. You'll encounter a range of possible projects, from the creation of entirely synthetic material using computer-based techniques to the successful capture of acoustic performances, as well as the restoration and reconstruction of existing audio heritage. 

Careers and skills

This course will provide you with a versatile skill-set which will be of value for both entrepreneurs or for those seeking professional appointments, be it with a small independent production house or a broadcaster with global reach. You will graduate with a set of robust skills which will transfer to many different scenarios along with a breadth and depth of understanding of Music Production which will allow you to create meaningful and significant audio content, as well as critically analyse the work of other producers.

Career opportunities

  • Studio-based work (broadcasting and music)
  • Further study (PhD)
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music as Audio 
  • Audio Signals
  • Production Techniques, Technologies and Aesthetics 
  • Musicology of Production
  • Music Perception and Critical Listening

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Music or another relevant discipline. We will also consider unrelated first degrees provided you can demonstrate a good grasp of music theory and some practical ability in music making.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,865
  • International/EU: £11,650

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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