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Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus(Hons) / BSc(Hons)

University of Surrey

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) / Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BMus(Hons) / BSc(Hons)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why choose this course**Our prestigious course is unique in the UK. We blend rigorous musical study, advanced investigation of audio engineering and mastery of sound-recording operation and practice. Our BMus/BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister®) course is aimed at exceptional students who are primarily interested in engineering and music. You’ll gain a breadth of experience, numerous practical skills, and invaluable initiative and adaptability that will prepare you for a career in any area of the professional audio industry. We’re one of the UK’s leading universities for music, with our courses ranked second by the Guardian University Guide 2020. We also achieved 100 per cent overall satisfaction for this course in the National Student Survey 2019. **What you will study**Our course is made up of three areas of study: Technical understanding of audio Practical experience of recording Musical theory and practice. The technical aspects of our course cover the engineering components that contribute to modern sound recording and reproduction. This includes acoustics, electroacoustics, electronics, computer audio systems, sound synthesis and signal processing. The practical elements of your studies will provide you with tuition in recording techniques and critical listening. You’ll also apply technical theory by recording a wide range of music. The musical components of the course will develop your analytical skills and provide the opportunity for detailed study of creative disciplines such as performance and composition.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,100per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Overall:AAA Required subjects: Mathematics, Music, and Physics. Music Technology A level together with ABRSM Music Theory grade 5 is acceptable in place of Music A level. Musical performance proficiency equivalent to ABRSM Grade 7 is desirable. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.


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University of Surrey

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    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 102 4

    12th out of 85 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    160 84%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    180 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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