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Acoustics and Music Technology

The University of Edinburgh

UCAS Course code W380


"Music is a rich and vibrant subject, which spans the arts, humanities, and sciences. It includes specific areas such as performance, composition, acoustics, audio technology, music theory, and analysis, and provides the opportunity to engage with much broader issues in history, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, cognitive sciences, and psychology.
This challenging multidisciplinary programme will help you develop the necessary scientific skills and creative mindset to design the music tools of tomorrow. You will explore how modern technologies are driving a revolution in the way that sound is created, manipulated, and transmitted. The programme is designed for students with a strong background in maths and physics, who are fascinated by the interplay of science, technology, and music. The world of modern acoustics and music technology demands graduates with both deep technical knowledge and creativity, who are able to work across multiple disciplines. This programme emphasises excellence in subjects that underpin the field, such as physics, computer programming, and audio signal processing. These are combined with studies in sound recording, architectural acoustics, creative music technology, sound design, and a range of further options in music and beyond, challenging you to invent the future of acoustics and music technology. The University's Reid School of Music is an exciting place to study, with numerous opportunities to make music and perform in university ensembles, which include orchestras, choirs, a big band, wind band, composers’ orchestra and opera group. We host a lively concert calendar and our central Edinburgh location enables you to immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural scene."

Award: BSc
Professional Qualification
4 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

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Times HE UK: 6

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