University of Kent
Music Technology and Audio Production BSc (Hons)
University of Kent

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Studying Music Technology and Audio Production at the University of Kent’s Centre for Music and Audio Technology will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to launch your career in the music industry.

On this exciting programme, you learn how to use audio hardware and software to a professional standard. Areas you explore include: recording and production techniques, music programming, music and media, and music event technologies.

Your critical skills are developed through an in-depth understanding of the technology and its associated music. You also study areas such as music and sound for film, television, media and video games.

You are taught by an excellent academic team of industry practitioners and benefit from masterclasses from experts working in the music industry.

You can choose to spend either a term or an additional year in industry. This provides the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience and increase your contacts and network, so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.

What You Will Learn

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

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Subjects should include either Music or Music Technology at grade B.

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

Applicants should have 30 points overall or 15 points at Higher level. Subjects should include Music at HL 5 or SL 6.

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Merit, Merit in a music subject or alongside an A-level in Music or Music Technology at grade B.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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 Technology and Audio Production, 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 Kent 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

University Rankings

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

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About University of Kent

The University of Kent is a publicly funded research university located in Kent, England. The university’s main campus is situated north of Canterbury, while its other campuses are found in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. Additionally, the university operates postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.

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Where is this programme taught

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