M.Sc. On Campus

Acoustics and Music Technology

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
26300 GBP/year
13400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


During the Acoustics and Music Technology programme from The University of Edinburgh, you  will use theoretical and experimental work to explore the musical, technical and multimedia applications of acoustics and audio technology.


The Acoustics and Music Technology programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to:

  • provide a broadly based, scientifically-oriented foundation in the area of acoustics, audio, and music technology
  • develop your skills in research, computation, design and analytical problem-solving
  • give you a strong understanding of music/audio technology
  • create a multidisciplinary learning environment that will prepare you for a future career

Learning outcomes

In successfully completing this cross-disciplinary programme, you will gain and develop skills in the areas of:

  • music
  • acoustics
  • audio technology

As a graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of the appropriate technologies and the science underlying these areas.

Career opportunities

A knowledge of the science behind music and audio technology will prove a great asset for your career in acoustics or audio engineering.

The highly transferable skills you’ll gain in communication and project management will take you further along whichever career path you choose.

The programme will also provide you with the perfect foundation for further study if you’d prefer to continue on an academic path.

Programme Structure

The MSc is taught by a combination of:

  • Lectures

  • Seminars

  • Tutorials
  • practical work

Assessment and dissertation

Courses are assessed through a combination of report submissions and written examinations.

In the final three months of the programme, you will carry out an individual project. This is assessed by the submission of a dissertation.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a numerate discipline such as Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Applicants with a Music or Music Technology degree may be considered, provided there is a significant component of mathematics and/or physics.
  • If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application if you have professional experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees: 

  • Home: £6,700
  • International/EU - £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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