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Music Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Paisley, United Kingdom
Music Technology degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland provides students with the knowledge and practical experience to work in a range of areas within the creative music, audio and media sectors.
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Music Technology degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland offers areas of study that focus on developing high-calibre graduates ready for a successful career in the music and media industry.

Placement Opportunities

This course features a placement in year 3 which may be with a UK music industry company or abroad in a partner institution, such as the Harris Institute in Canada.

Work placement opportunities available through the School of Engineering & Computing allow students to put theory into practice in real-world business environments.

Computing courses at UWS are designed in collaboration with leading companies to produce work-ready graduates with the skills that industry needs.

We work with major industry leaders to give our students work-based learning opportunities to put their knowledge into practice.


  • This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and is an Avid Learning Partner (offering the opportunity to gain Pro Tools certification).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audio For Broadcast 
  • Digital Recording and Production 
  • Creative Computing Profession 
  • Sound Reinforcement 
  • Audio Technology 
  • Computer Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points including Music or Music Technology, plus SQA National 5 Mathematics or Physics at Grade C, or above
  • A levels: CCD or 88 UCAS Tariff points including Music or Music Technology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including Music or Music Technology, plus Ordinary Mathematics or Physics at Grade O5, or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL plus Mathematics or Physics - 4 at OL)
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Music Technology 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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