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Music, Sound and Technology BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Music, Sound & Technology course is an interdisciplinary course that explores how sound can be created and manipulated to create contemporary user experiences by combining digital composition, technology and performance. The course will deliver a range of creative and technical skills and accompanying theoretical knowledge with a practice focus.Students will develop a broad understanding of technology within the context of the creation, manipulation, interaction, storage and communication of music and sound. They will have the opportunity to learn and engage with leading edge tools that enable the expression of ideas in new and innovative ways.They will learn modern production and performance methods and techniques (sequencing, sampling, synthesis, microphone techniques, composition/arranging, scoring for screen, processing and editing/post-production) that enable them to gather and manipulate audio content using desktop, studio and portable technologies. In so doing, students will engage with industry–relevant tools and techniques such as: DAW (digital audio workstation) and studio recording; audio editing and postproduction software; programming using Max/MSP/Jitter, Pure Data, P5.js and Juce. Students will also work with hardware including analogue and digital modular synthesisers, and Arduino and related physical computing and embedded system platforms. Emerging web technologies will also be discussed through which students can explore interactions between users and devices, supporting a range of contemporary production and performance activities and innovative interactive applications and user experiences in music and audio–focused media.Graduates will be technologically literate and will be comfortable in creating and communicating ideas and content within and beyond the domain of music. They will also understand music, sound and technology within the context of cultural developments and in collaboration with other arts fields, supporting work which engages with a range of cultural, community and creative industries opportunities.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,360per 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 : BBC

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.


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University information

Ulster University

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  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 71 7

    24th out of 87 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    127 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    120 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%



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