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Leeds Beckett University

Music Technology

UCAS Code: J931

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

A minimum of 72 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Music technology

Develop the skills you will need to work in the expanding and diverse modern professional audio and music industries. You will explore the technologies and techniques used in the recording, production and reproduction of sound and music, fuelling your creativity while expanding your theoretical knowledge.

You will have access to industry-standard facilities, including our impressive recording studios, post-production rooms and portable recording and audio analysis devices. Exciting option modules will enable you to tailor the course to your interests and develop your expertise in different aspects of music technology.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules:

    • Acoustics & Critical Listening

    • Analogue & Digital Audio Systems

    • Creative Audio Technologies

    • Audio Production Portfolio

    • Creative Practice Portfolio

    • Music in Context

    • Creative Studio Techniques


  • Year 2 Core Modules:

    • Creative Studio Production

    • The Music Industries

    • Audio System Design

    • Level 5 Project


  • Year 3 Core Modules:

    • Project Proposal

    • Major Project

    • Professional Development Portfolio




    Tuition fees

    Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £10,500
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    Headingley Campus1

    Department:

    Film, Music and Performing Arts

    TEF rating:
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    What students say


    We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

    77%
    med
    Music technology

    How do students rate their degree experience?

    The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Music

    Teaching and learning

    88%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    96%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    92%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    92%
    Opportunities to apply what I've learned

    Assessment and feedback

    Feedback on work has been timely
    Feedback on work has been helpful
    Staff are contactable when needed
    Good advice available when making study choices

    Resources and organisation

    83%
    Library resources
    83%
    IT resources
    92%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    58%
    Course is well organised and has run smoothly

    Student voice

    Staff value students' opinions

    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    94%
    UK students
    6%
    International students
    68%
    Male students
    32%
    Female students
    84%
    2:1 or above
    7%
    Drop out rate

    After graduation


    The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Music

    What are graduates doing after six months?

    This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

    £16,000
    low
    Average annual salary
    89%
    low
    Employed or in further education
    99%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    17%
    Artistic, literary and media occupations
    17%
    Other elementary services occupations
    13%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers

    Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

    What about your long term prospects?

    Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

    Music technology

    The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

    £16k

    £16k

    £19k

    £19k

    £21k

    £21k

    Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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    It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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    The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

    While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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