Music Production at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Course summary

Become an audio engineering and music production expert using the latest technologies in our new, state-of-the-art recording and production studio. Get under the skin of a variety of audio cultures to understand the development of sound in different genres, enabling you to develop a critical understanding and ear that will elevate your productions. Prepare for a career in music by developing your professional portfolio as you study, hearing first-hand from industry professionals in masterclasses. PROGRAMME OVERVIEW You'll explore all aspects of professional music production, from honing your craft at the mixing desk in the studio to developing your critical listening skills and building an understanding of how technologies have shaped genres and influenced how we consume and produce music. You'll get to grips with all aspects of the music production process, learning through immersive workshops where you'll get hands-on with the latest technologies. While you study, you'll develop a professional portfolio of work that will set you apart in the job market, supported by masterclasses where you'll hear and network with industry professionals. KEY FEATURES

  • Benefit from a range of music and sound recording facilities, including a new, state of the art, recording studio, individual practice rooms, digital audio workstations, and instrumental facilities.
  • Be immersed in a research-led teaching experience through the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), who are critical players internationally in Music Technology.
  • Gain industry experience while studying via the subject's Professional Opportunities Scheme, which facilitates placements in areas such as live sound and studio recording.
  • Get involved in a wide range of music-related societies and groups, such as our gospel choir, concert band, ukulele society, gamelan group, orchestra, and many more.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of the MA Music Production degree will be prepared for a range of roles within the Creative Industries, one of the UK's fastest-growing sectors. Career options include audio engineering, developing film soundtracks, game audio, radio, and theatre.

Assessment method

The Masters degree is obtained typically by a combination of coursework & thesis/dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. You can apply for one of our postgraduate courses directly using our online application form. For details on how to apply, and to access the online application form, please visit Once you have applied, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a music-related subject or equivalent is desirable. Students with a lower degree classification may be considered by interview. Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants are also required to submit a 200 - 500 word statement of intent. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (with 5.5 minimum in each component) required for overseas students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Music Production at University of Plymouth - UCAS