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MSc Music Technology (by research)

Study with us and deliver research in key areas from signal processing for acoustics to audio for virtual reality.

Show year of entry: 2022

Start date

October 2023
January 2024
April 2024
July 2024
(semester dates)

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Our research degrees provide the opportunity to combine academia with a creative flair. Study with us and deliver key research on a leading area of expertise, from signal processing for acoustics to audio for virtual reality.

Your research

The focus of your work will be an independent research project. We provide training which will equip you with skills in a wide range of research methods to support your growing expertise. Your research will culminate in a thesis, which is usually around 15,000 to 20,000 words long.

You can take advantage of advanced taught courses to help fill any gaps in background knowledge required for your research project. The choice of courses taken will be made together with your supervisor at the beginning of the programme. Your progress throughout your course will be continually guided by said supervisor and a thesis advisory panel.

Transfer to PhD

You may be able to transfer to the PhD programme, if your project is of a sufficiently high standard and has the potential to be explored in greater depth.

Funding

Explore Physics, Engineering and Technology funding for postgraduate researchers and wider postgraduate support.

Supervision

As a member of one of the research groups you will be supervised on a one-to-one basis by a member of academic staff.

Research projects

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to get involved with.

Course location

You will be based on Campus West. Most of your training and supervision meetings will take place here, though your research may take you further afield.

All full-time students are allocated a desk space in the School for the duration of their programme.

Dependent on your project, you might also use other facilities, including well-equipped music and media technology suites and anechoic chambers.

Entry requirements

You should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 or above honours degree (or equivalent) in:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Music Technology

or a closely related subject.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of your ability.

English language requirements

Applying

Apply for the MSc in Music Technology by research

Take a look at the supporting documents you may need for your application.

As part of any application for a research degree you will need to name one or more academic staff who could supervise your research.

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