University of West London

Course Introduction

This Masters in music technology will equip students with a broad range of skills ? not only in music technology, but also in related media like video, electronic composition and performance, and software design. Technical mastery of the latest hardware and software will make students attractive to a wide range of potential employers. With the help of our highly experienced staff, who are actively engaged in the music industry, they will cover everything from digital audio interface design to multi-track recording and mixing for surround sound. They will also create their own personal development plan and learn how to conduct Masters-level research into specific aspects of music production.

The course focuses on current topics, from direct-to-stereo and ambient recording through non-linear techniques to the evolving arena of surround-sound mixing and recording. It will also encompass software interface programming and its use within electro-acoustic composition and performance. In the final stages of course, they will undertake an ambitious, self-managed practical project on a topic of their choice. As part of LCM, they will be able to call on a diverse range of musicians to collaborate, record and network with throughout the course. This facility extends even further, to collaborations with students from media, moving image (video and film), digital animation and games-design backgrounds from across the University. By taking advantage of these opportunities, they can enhance their CV and build their professional network. When they graduate from the MA, they will have the technical mastery of the latest hardware and software which will make attractive to a wide range of employers and competitive in the constantly evolving music industry.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,900 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,900 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an honours degree (2:1 or above) in music technology or a related subject from a UK university or equivalent. This course also offer students a place based on substantial industry experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).