This challenging multidisciplinary programme will help you develop the necessary scientific skills and creative mindset to design the music tools, spaces and software of tomorrow. You will explore how modern technologies are driving a revolution in the way that sound is created, manipulated, and transmitted. The programme is designed for students with a strong background in maths and physics, who are fascinated by the interplay of science, technology, and music. The world of modern acoustics and music technology demands graduates who are highly numerate, possess deep technical knowledge, have a curious and creative mindset, and who are able to work across multiple disciplines. This programme emphasises excellence in subjects that underpin the field, such as physics, computer programming, and audio signal processing, and which are also useful in many other numerate disciplines. These are combined with studies in sound recording, architectural acoustics, creative music technology, sound design, and a range of further options in music and beyond, challenging you to invent the future of acoustics and music technology. “I enjoyed the international dynamic at the University, and the exciting approaches to sound. I felt in my element experimenting with all the different things sound and music can be.”
- Kirsty Keatch, BMus (Hons) Music Technology graduate
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|A level||AAB - ABB||Required subjects: A Levels: Physics at B and Mathematics at A. GCSEs: English at C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAB - ABBB||AAAB-ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA-AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: Physics at B, and Mathematics at A or Advanced Higher Mathematics at B. National 5s: English at C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||39 - 34 points||39 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Physics at 5 and Mathematics at 6. SL: English at 5.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB||Required subjects: A Levels: Physics at B and Mathematics at A. GCSEs: English at C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||These grades must be achieved by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: Physics at B, and Mathematics at A or Advanced Higher Mathematics at B. National 5s: English at C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: Physics at 5 and Mathematics at 6. SL: English at 5.|
Additional entry requirements
You must have a demonstrable commitment to music.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.