Audio Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

Course summary

Is music in your veins? Can you recognise good sounds from bad and are you motivated to make a listening experience the best it can be? If a career in this thriving industry sounds good to you, you've come to the right place. Study at the longest established audio engineering education centre in Scotland, with a reputation as a centre of excellence. Access leading-edge equipment and recording studios, and collaborate with music students, experiencing a realistic working environment and learning technical skills while you develop your creative style. Practice recording and producing student bands, create broadcast content, and work in professional theatres and live venues, as well as venues and production rooms on-campus.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Advanced entry to year two may be possible if you have completed the HNC Sound Production or other relevant HNC.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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Additional entry requirements


You may be required to attend an interview

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This is a Top-Up Degree whereby Year 1 of the course comprises an HNC and in some cases Year 2 an HND. Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged the Higher National fee for the first and/or second year, increasing to the degree fee rate after this. Please see the course page for specific fees details. RUK students will be charged the RUK HN fee for the Higher National portion of the programme and the degree portion will be charge at the RUK degree fee, the fourth year of consecutive study on the programme is free. EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2024-25, the university offered an automatic scholarship for the degree level study, with the 4th year of honours degrees free for those studying full-time, on continuous study. A decision on scholarships for 2025-26 entry is still to be confirmed. For full details on fees and funding please visit
Audio Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS