BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology

Learn how technology is transforming the music industry with academics from our world-leading Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. Become an expert audio engineer using the latest technologies. Free yourself from the limitations of current devices by gaining hands-on software development skills, enabling you to create your own tools. 

Course details

Graduate with a diverse portfolio of practical work giving you an edge in a competitive job market.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus
University of Plymouth

Course overview

Prepare for an exciting range of roles in the music and technology industries and hear first-hand from industry professionals in masterclasses.

Accredited by JAMES representing APRS, MPG and associate industry bodies.
Work with world-leading experts in the field.
Learn recording, mixing, mastering, acoustics, digital audio workstations, audio processing, sound synthesis, and sampling whilst using the very latest technologies in the industry.
Learn hands-on computer programming and signal processing techniques.


Entry requirements

UCAS tariff

104 – 112

A levels
A typical offer will be 104 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26-28 points overall. A typical offer will be 26 points overall. If overseas and not studying English within IB – you must have IELTS: 6.5 overall with 5.5 in all elements.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

DMM in any subject


Working on projects with industry partners such as the BBC R&D, Grey London, Rigetti Computing, Bauer Media, and CereProc, ICCMR was recognised as world-leading by the UK Government’s last assessment of research quality. Each year, students are invited to exhibit their work at the ICCMR’s Contemporary Music Festival.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Interactive Sound (AMT4001)
  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (AMT4002)
  • Sound Synthesis and Sampling (AMT4003)
  • Introduction to Audio Programming (AMT4004)
  • Music and Audio Fundamentals (AMT4005)
  • Audio Engineering (MUS4006)

Core modules

  • Audio Technology Design and Build (AMT5001)
  • Live Sound (AMT5002)
  • Audio Signal Processing (AMT5003)
  • Music Technology Research Project (AMT5004)

Optional modules

  • Physical Computing: Creative and Interactive Systems (AMT5006MX)
  • Stage 2 Professional Development, Placement Preparation and Identifying Opportunities (SSC500)

Core modules

  • Advanced Audio Production (AMT6002)
  • Music Information Retrieval (AMT6003)
  • Negotiated Dissertation Project (MUS6001)

Optional modules

  • Audio Software Development (AMT6001)
  • Data Science Ethics (AMT6004MX)
  • Electroacoustic and Electronic Music (MUS6004)