University of Hertfordshire
Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons)
University of Hertfordshire

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Design Technology course is designed for students who wish to interrogate music and media through music, sound design and immersive audio applications. Focus is placed on sound and music as a component of multimedia, including the world of sound design as a creative process. Students create and work on a range of media focused projects including moving image, game audio and voice over production as well as determining how sound can be delivered within both multi-speaker environments and ‘virtual’ spaces.

Core modules studied alongside music and sound design technology practice modules develop students’ techniques and approaches using a range of sound technologies, as well as fostering professional and industrial contextual immersion and awareness, and experience with specialisms within connected music and sound related fields.

Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) on behalf of Audio Technology, Music, Recording, Music Production, Games, Media and Audio Post Production Industries.

Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) on behalf of Audio Technology, Music, Recording, Music Production, Games, Media and Audio Post Production Industries.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 54 graduates of Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
54 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £19500 £25000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £25000 £14500 - £24500 £18000 - £30000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Music

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19045 £17710 £21517
25-75 percentile range £15951 - £23247 £12504 - £22119 £15656 - £27019

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Music and Sound Design Technology, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire

45% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
0% Skilled trades occupations
0% Managers, directors and senior officials
0% Engineering professionals
0% Information Technology Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

96 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core)

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Music and Sound Design Technology, BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of Hertfordshire in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Hertfordshire in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #46 
    • #55 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #50 
    • #62 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of University of Hertfordshire

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About University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire (UOH) is a publicly funded university in Hertfordshire, England. The university has two campuses that it operates from; College Lane, and de Havilland. The university works with approximately 25,000 students at any given time, and has 11 distinct schools within the university dedicating themselves to a wide variety of subjects.

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