Combine a unique mixture of science, technology and creativity to develop innovative audio applications for music making, recording, analysis and reproduction.
Recent advances in digital audio technology have seen an explosion of interest in surround sound for home entertainment and virtual reality, voice recognition and synthesis applications, as well as environmental and architectural acoustics.
You'll be forging connections in the industry right from the start of your course. Previous students have worked with with Google, Abbey Road, AECOM and Music Tribe.
Careers and skills
This Audio and Music Technology course from University of York will equip you for a career in various fields within the audio industry. The course has a strong component of acoustic analysis and design using industry-standard tools and practices and readily sets our students up for jobs as acoustic consultants.
You'll also be ready for a career in audio systems engineering. The course deals with the psychoacoustics behind audio technologies and the programming elements will empower you to design and debug audio systems for a wide variety of applications.
Game audio is another area that this course will equip you for. Virtual acoustics and surround sound over loudspeakers and headphones are core to the course and support careers in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and games systems development as well as other interactive audio technologies.
You will also be equipped for a career in audio research and development. During the course you will undertake a unique piece of audio research based around cutting edge audio technologies. This will give you the skills required to thrive in industry in a research and development capacity.
Our students have gone on to successful careers with many leading companies in the audio industry including Abbey Road, Jaguar Land Rover, AECOM, Bowers and Wilkins, Arup, AECOM, Sony, Meridian, DTS, and Dolby.
Many of our students also choose to undertake a PhD after they finish the course and find that this MSc is ideal preparation for further study.
- Sound systems designer
- Audio app developer
- Audio DSP engineer
- Acoustic consultant
- Acoustic test engineer
- Audio programmers
- Research and development
- PhD study
- Game audio programmer
- Automotive audio systems designer
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- iOS Programming for Audio
- Voice Acoustics and Applications
- Audio Signals and Psychoacoustics
- Personal Professional Practitioner
- Music Perception and Critical Listening
- Project Development
- MSc Research Project
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesMusic General Engineering & Technology View 786 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Music or Music Technology, or a related technology, mathematics, science, engineering or computing degree where candidates can demonstrate music performance or music production skills.
- We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate industrial experience. As a general rule, we prefer subjects that have a technical element or significant industrial experience. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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International23300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9730 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.