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Audio Technology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Audio is an everyday part of our lives, whether it is listening to music on a portable player, catching up on the latest news on digital radio or experiencing a live show. By getting a degree in Audio Technology (Hons) in Glasgow Caledonian University will get you lots of opportunities.
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GCU has an excellent reputation for teaching audio and continues to undertake exciting technical and education research in this area which feeds into the programme. The specialist audio facilities have a range of industry-standard equipment and software, providing a stimulating environment for study and experimentation.

Students benefit from guest lectures by industry experts and have the option to undertake an innovative work experience module 'Volunteering in a Technical Role' or to study abroad for a semester through the ERASMUS scheme. The cutting edge technical skills, work experience opportunities, professionalism and people skills acquired open up a wide range of opportunities for technical posts in the audio industry.

Learn more at the Audio Technology (Hons) in Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your career

Graduates can access a broad range of careers within the audio and new media industries such as broadcast engineer, sound engineer, audio technician and games sound engineer.


The programme is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) as well as the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sound Production 
  • Introduction to Audio Systems
  • Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory
  • Digital Video Media Production
  • Mathematics A/B
  • Integrated Engineering Studies 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

  •  SQA Higher: BBBC including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C.
  • A Level: CCC at A Level to include Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C/4.
  • ILC Higher:  H2 H2 H3 H5 including Maths and Physics, plus English at ordinary Level O2.
  • IB Diploma: 24 points must include Maths and Physics.
  • BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 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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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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