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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Markeaton Street Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

.The MSc Audio Engineering equips you with the skills and knowledge valued most by employers in the rapidly changing and dynamic field of audio engineering.

  • Hone your skills on a cutting-edge MSc programme developed in consultation with industry leaders
  • Gain up-to-the-minute knowledge in areas which are central to the needs of the sector, including audio electronics, live sound reinforcement, surround sound systems and software engineering
  • Prepare for high-level careers in the industry: our graduates have gone on to work for world-leading firms such as d&b audiotechnik, Bowers & Wilkins, Holovis and MQA
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, ranging from 3D multichannel sound rooms to a hemi-anechoic chamber
  • Be inspired by experienced and supportive lecturers who are renowned in the field and whose research even featured on Blue Planet II
  • Engage in your own cutting-edge research, with the chance to contribute to publications and international conferences
  • Hear from top industry professionals through fascinating guest lectures and master classes.

This MSc programme enables graduates with good first degrees in Electronic Engineering, Music Technology or similar subjects to develop the higher-level expertise they need to enter the specialist field of audio engineering. With a flexible part-time study option available, it also represents an excellent route for professionals already working within the sector to upgrade their skills and understanding.

Audio engineering is a well-developed and far-reaching field encompassing subjects such as loudspeaker and microphone design, analogue and digital electronics, digital signal processing, acoustics, psychoacoustics, computer programing and beyond. There is a widespread need for audio engineers in these fields and the skills you gain on the MSc will set you apart as a high-calibre, well-trained and forward-thinking professional. The course is designed with a focus on innovation and critical thinking. When you graduate, you will be capable of working with – and shaping – the next generation of audio technology. You will also be ideally positioned to remain at the leading edge of audio engineering throughout your future career.

As a graduate of the MSc Audio Engineering, you will be ideally prepared to progress into rewarding careers within many fields of professional activity – or to advance an existing career if you are already employed.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

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    45th out of 72 7

    77th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    129 58%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    2nd

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    106 49%

    73rd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    44th

    29

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