University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Acoustics and Music Technology

This programme provides a broadly based, scientifically oriented foundation in the area of music, acoustics and audio technology. Study aims to develop skills in research, computation, design and analytical problem-solving; preparing students for careers in which a strong understanding of music/audio technology is required. In addition, the course aims to provide students with an ability to appreciate, understand and develop the creative potential of sound design. The emphasis of this programme is on science and technology in the context of musical and multimedia applications.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree in a science, electronic or music-related subject or its equivalent if outside the UK; other degree subjects and non-standard qualifications may also be acceptable if combined with appropriate professional experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods

Courses are assessed through a combination of report submissions and written examinations. In the final 3 months each student carries out an individual project, which is assessed by submission of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh EH3 9DF Scotland

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