Music and Sound Technology (Audio Engineering) MSc
University of Hertfordshire
Key Course Facts
This programme is designed to provide industry-relevant post-graduate education aimed at forming creative professional for the audio, production, and post-production industry, who wish to pursue careers as creative Audio Engineers within recording, production or live sound settings. Students take hands-on sessions in the University's state-of-the-art facilities, including a top-class SSL studio, guided by dedicated tutors with significant industry experience.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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A Bachelor degree in music technology or related subjects. All applicants will be expected to have a solid prior knowledge of standard music studio devices, including practical experience across a range of typical audio software. Applicants lacking formal qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa 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.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
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|Business & Management/Music MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||-||-||-||£27750||£70480||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Professional Management MA (PG)||Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts||-||-||-||£10800||£13500||-||Liverpool||On campus Part-time|
|Classical Music Business MA (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£10000||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business MA (PG)||University of Wales||-||-||-||£11300||-||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Live Music Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|MA Musical Leadership MA||York St John University||-||-||-||-||-||-||York||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Artist Development MA||University of West London||-||-||-||-||-||-||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Promotion MA||University of Central Lancashire||-||-||-||£785||-||-||Preston||On campus Part-time|
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|Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||£13200||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Technology (Audio Engineering) MSc||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Technology (Audio Programming) MSc||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering CertHE||Point Blank Music School||-||-||-||£9250||£12250||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering (Online) CertHE||Point Blank Music School||-||-||-||£6000||£6000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons)||University of Hertfordshire||81%||0%||0%||-||-||121||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering (with Foundation) BSc (Hons)||University of West London||92%||0%||20%||-||-||110||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Production BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||-||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Production with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||-||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|