Music Technology Systems with a Foundation Year at University of York - UCAS

University of York

Degree level: Undergraduate

Music Technology Systems with a Foundation Year

Course summary

If you're returning to education, or didn't study Maths at A level, our foundation year will give you the Maths and physics knowledge you need to progress on to our BEng Music Technology Systems course. You'll spend your first year learning maths and physics content to A level standard, and you'll begin to develop your practical skills in the electronics lab. If you successfully complete the foundation year you'll automatically continue onto the first year of our degree in Music Technology Systems. You'll explore topics including synthesiser technology, MIDI, sampling and audio signal processing, and learn how this technology is applied in recording studios and field recording projects. You'll use your expertise to create innovative and optimised designs, addressing real-world problems. With individual and group projects at every stage of the degree to develop practical, organisational, management and business skills, you'll graduate with the abilities and approaches you will need to operate with confidence – as a researcher, expert designer or technical manager - in this exciting field. You can instead choose to transfer onto any of our other BEng courses within the department. In addition, if you achieve a high score in the Foundation Year exams you will have the opportunity to transfer onto one of our MEng courses. All of our courses are available with a year in industry, which gives you the opportunity to gain vital experience in the workplace and find out more about your career options. The year in industry is generally taken in the year prior to your final year of study. The School will help you to find a suitable placement. You will be fully supported by an academic member of staff who will visit you in the workplace and meet you regularly to discuss your placement work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you're a mature student (age 21 or over) with qualifications that do not meet our typical offer we would expect GCSE Maths B/5 or equivalent aptitude shown at interview. We will also look for evidence that you are capable of dealing with the foundation year workload in your application and during your interview. Please get in touch with us for an informal discussion if you are interested in our foundation year programmes but you’re unsure whether you meet our criteria.

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Additional entry requirements


All suitable UK-based applicants will be invited to an interview.


GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics at grade B/5.

English language requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £28800 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £28800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note these fees are for 2024 entry. Fees for 2025 entry are yet to be confirmed and will be updated as soon as possible. For additional information please see our web pages at:
Music Technology Systems with a Foundation Year at University of York - UCAS