Sound Engineering and Music Production at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are planning a career in sound engineering and music production, this Sound Engineering and Music Production BSc(Hons) degree could be for you. The course has been designed to help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in this exciting and evolving industry. Studying Sound Engineering with Music Production doesn't just lead to a career, it's a gateway to improved prospects, increased earning potential, and the ability to shape your own path in the ever-evolving landscape of music technology. The course has a clear focus on music production and combines a broad mix of modules, from technical to creative. The topics you'll cover aim to provide vital skills in advanced music and live sound production, mixing and mastering techniques, immersive audio skills, critical listening and production analyses, game audio, and sound for film and media. Why Study Sound Engineering and Music Production BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? To enhance your learning experience, you'll study in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities, with access to recording studios, mixing studios, industry standard outboard compressors and equalisers, plugins and other software tools. We supplement our teaching with guest lectures and masterclasses from professional music producers, equipment designers and media producers. In recent years, we’ve welcomed producer Tony Platt (AC/CD, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden, Paul McCartney) and live sound engineer Jon Burton (The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, Radiohead) to campus, among many others. You can also participate in an optional supervised work placement in your area of interest in your third year. It is also accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), which means it has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs. You’ll be learning from the best on this course, too, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Professional Bodies This course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), which means it has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Desktop Music Production 1 • Studio Engineering and Mixing Essentials • Audio Technology • Live Music Production • Professional Skills and Research Awareness • Radio Production. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, and practical sessions. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry is also possible from the Engineering Foundation Year. To progress onto this course from the Foundation Year you must pass all modules and achieve an average mark of 40% or above. In addition you must have GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Practical and theory music grades are not accepted in the total points. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Sound Engineering and Music Production at University of Huddersfield - UCAS