Wrexham Glyndwr University
Music and Sound Technology BSc (Hons)
Wrexham Glyndwr University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Practical experience is at the heart of our music technology degree.

The course will:

give you a critical understanding of key production processes and professional practices and develop your creativity train you in live sound which can lead to an exciting career in a variety of settings including theatre, music festivals and radio. It is designed for students who are not necessarily musicians or performers and prefer the challenges of using technology to enable performance.

You will:

*study in a subject area rated 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction, Complete University Guide 2022. complete a professional production of your own and engineer live sound events. develop your skill set through gaining high level technical appreciation and professional skills learn about operational aspects of music technology including production technologies, audio production, emerging technology, radio production, compositional technology, and live performance make full use of the university’s facilities including its 24/7 open access recording studio and the Centre for Creative Industries have opportunities to enhance your experience through our relationships with local music venues

part of a subject area rated 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction, Complete University Guide 2022. part of a subject area rated 1st in the UK for academic support and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching (WGU analysis of unpublished National Student Survery data 2020). 24-hour open access to The Wall Recording Studio and guest lectures from leading technology companies and practitioners. Well-equipped computer labs with both Apple and PC based systems loaded with a wide selection of industry related software. Work experience opportunities on regular Glyndwr.tv live sessions (Check out the Glyndwr TV YouTube channel for examples of our students work). All students are encouraged to become members of the professional body, The Audio Engineering Society (separate fees applicable). Small cohort sizes and a friendly, community environment. Every student is offered the opportunity of working on professional sessions that will enhance their CV, ultimately making them more employable.

There is a range of assessment methods used for this course including creating music productions, essays, work based learning, portfolios, reports and presentations. All assessments will be course based and therefore there are no traditional exams. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Teaching time depends on the type of module being taken. They range from developing practical skills through to technical taught classes. Contact time will be explained with students during the start of the modules.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

80-112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 80-112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

80-112 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
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 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

Glyndwr University 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

Tuition Fees Music and Sound Technology BSc (Hons)

England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1

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 Wrexham Glyndwr University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Music in the UK?

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  • NYU Steinhardt Music Education | A Day in the Life
  • Day in the life of a 3rd year Music student - University of Birmingham

About Wrexham Glyndwr University

Located in the town of Wrexham, Wales, Wrexham Glyndwr University was founded in 2008, making it one of the youngest universities in the UK. Despite its youth, the university has earned itself a strong reputation nationally in a selection of its subject fields. Apart from the large number of study options on-site, busy or mature students also have the option of signing up for their entirely Online Master’s degrees, or studying on a part-time basis.

  • WGU Careers: What our Students Think
  • Student Stories from Wrexham Glyndwr University (2018)
  • Welcome to WGU from our student
  • Media Degrees - Hear why students chose to study at Wrexham Glyndwr University

Where is this programme taught

Wrexham (Main Campus)
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