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Course summary

Take your passion for sonic creativity to the next level with our Master’s course in Music and Sound Design. Subject to approval The course will encourage you to be forward-thinking and innovative and will prepare you to respond both technically and creatively to diverse professional industry environments, or for further academic study. Taught by world-leading experts from Greenwich’s SOUND/IMAGE Research Centre, you’ll have access to great facilities including our three Sound Studios, Spatial Audio Lab, Loudspeaker Orchestra and an array of microphones and location sound recording equipment. Graduates from the School’s existing courses have gone on to work in a range of different jobs in music and sound including - sound editing, sound design, film composition for film, television, games, media and theatre, spatial audio, music production, VR and interactive media, and experimental sound practices. What you should know about this course

  • You’ll develop professional skills and the creative confidence to work with music and sound in a range of production and post-production contexts
  • Get the chance to work with industry standard tools (Pro Tools, Izotope RX, Reaper, Ambisonic Recording and more) to deliver a rich portfolio of creative works
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of 20th and 21st century developments in audio technology & practices
  • See yourself developing skills in spatial and immersive audio, composition and sound design, and music production


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

The range of assessment strategies will challenge students to develop appropriate skills. The structure and details of each course has been devised to respond to the needs of industry. Students will be assessed through a diverse range of coursework and project assignments, including written work, presentations, creative portfolios and compositions.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant subject. You may also be considered if you have an honours degree in an area other than music or sound design, but you will need to present evidence of substantial work within the music and/or sound field and an aptitude for working at Master's level. We may also consider applicants without standard qualifications but with extensive and appropriate work experience. Further information about entry - You will need to submit a portfolio of your work and provide a personal statement indicating your suitability for the course. - Applicants are assessed on their portfolios and written statement. - Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. - We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information
Music and Sound Design at University of Greenwich - UCAS