M.Sc. On Campus

Sound and Music Computing

12 months
5749 EUR/year
1800 EUR/year
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Sound and Music Computing at Pompeu Fabra University is an interdisciplinary programme encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception.


Sound and Music Computing at Pompeu Fabra University covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition, performance, musicology), physics (acoustics), engineering (signal processing, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, electronics) and psychology (psychoacoustics, experimental psychology, neuroscience). Current areas of application include musical instruments, music production, music information retrieval, digital music libraries, interactive multimedia systems, and auditory interfaces. The Master in Sound and Music Computing at Pompeu Fabra University focuses on the more technological aspects of the field.

Career prospects:

  • Graduates of this master's programme may enroll on a doctoral programme or join research and/or development teams at companies specialized in services and applications related to sound and music computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Real-time Interaction
  • Computational Music Creativity

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution) and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. 
  • At least one letter of recommendation (academic).
  • A letter of motivation in English (400 to 600 words).
  • Proof of English language (level B2)
  • Identity Card or Passport. (In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5749 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5749 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1800 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /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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