University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Sound Design

The programme is targeted at individuals interested in exploring the domain of sound in the wider context of new media theory and technology. The programme is strongly interdisciplinary and course content ranges from study of film sound to interactive audio design, sound installation and web design. This programme provides students with knowledge, skill and understanding of a range of sound design situations both commercial and creative; graduates of this programme are armed with professional, practical, analytical and critical skills to take into sound-related industries or on towards further academic study such as a PhD.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent from outside the UK, in a relevant subject; applicants who do not have a sound-related undergraduate degree are asked to submit a small portfolio of sound work; this can range from an essay on sound to a small collection of sound recordings, performances or documentation of a sound-based project, such as an installation, film or animation; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,100 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 9,050 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
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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