University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Music Technology

The MSc by Research in Music Technology is designed to offer an exciting opportunity for students to investigate an area of your own academic interest in the varied fields of audio programming, software and video games development, interactive music, room acoustics, interfaces and controllers, and other music technology related areas. You will be encouraged to demonstrate self-direction and autonomy, under the supervision of published experts in their fields and develop your theoretical and methodological understanding, engaging with current debates in some of the most vibrant areas of contemporary research. Your programme of study will be based upon a Learning Contract negotiated between you and your supervising team. You will need to complete research proposal indicating your topic and admission will be based upon the successful agreement of a topic and the identification of appropriate supervision. Under guidance of your principal supervisor, you will produce at non-assessed assignments, leading to a final assessed portfolio of your final research. Acting as summary of all that you have learned and a portfolio going forward, the Audio Technology Project provides an opportunity to plan and execute a substantial project in an area of personal specialism or interest. Innovative projects are encouraged, and there exists the potential for interdisciplinary and/or collaboration with practitioners in other fields. As this course is taught by supervision, we are able to work flexibly with students to arrange tutorials around their work and family commitments. Also, in the absence of taught classes, it would be quite possible to conduct tutorials and exchange draft work and tutor feedback electronically, so there is considerable scope to study conveniently from home.

Entry requirements

MSc (Res): Students will have a good undergraduate degree in Music Technology, Music Computing, Sonic Arts, creative applications of Computer Science or Human-Computer Interaction, or other a relevant subject field. Other graduates will be considered through interview/audition as appropriate, but deep engagement with audio/sound/music and familiarity with contemporary tools and ideas are expected. If you have relevant work experience in your subject area, this can also help you to get a place on a course. All applicants must submit an initial "Proposal for Study" upon which the learning contract can be agreed as a condition of admission. A good standard of written and spoken English is an important pre-requisite for postgraduate study. Student's whose first language is not English, are required to hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Under guidance of your principal supervisor, you will write at least three extended non-assessed assignments or produce at least three pieces of practical work leading to a final, assessed portfolio, which will include a viva voce examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,125 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 6,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2020 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2020 3,125 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2020 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2020 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2020 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2020 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Wolverhampton WV1 1AD West Midlands

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