36 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our Music and Sound Design (Hons) course at Manchester Metropolitan University offers the chance to learn both sides, letting you explore your creative passions while equipping you for a career in the fast-paced digital arts and media sector. 


Music and sound design is a field that mixes the artistic and the technical to produce the vital ingredient for a range of media. On the one hand, it’s a discipline of creative composition and emotional interpretation. On the other, it’s about harnessing the latest technology and studio techniques to produce compelling music and sound content.

The School of Digital Arts aims to prepare you for a career in the creative sector. It’s home to a dynamic community that spans skills and approaches, creating a space for collaboration and experimentation. And, as well as the human element, this is a space for technical skills, equipped with industry-standard tools and technology.  

More than a purpose-built school, we also have the perfect setting. Manchester is a city at the forefront of the creative and digital sector in the UK (second only to London), home to a wide variety of broadcasters, creative agencies and media businesses. More importantly, it’s also one of the world’s musical capitals – much like Detroit and a handful of others. This is a city known around the world for its thriving, distinctive music scene.

Study with us and you’ll have the chance to tap into this vibrant city, making the most of our links with Scruff of the Neck, Louder Than War and other key promoters, labels and venues, not to mention youth music organisations, DJ educators, schools and cultural producers. With the chance to learn from, and connect with, these key figures and organisations, we offer the chance to study in a city that provides an ideal starting point for building your network, developing your experience and starting your career.  The Music and Sound Design (Hons) course is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University.


Our Music and Sound Design (Hons) course graduates from Manchester Metropolitan University will gain the knowledge, skills and creative expertise to become highly valued music and sound designers that have the business and industry knowledge to compete with the highest and brightest in this rapidly growing sector of digital arts. 

Programme Structure

Core Units:

  • Sound Design
  • Approaches to Audio Content Creation
  • Creative Strategies in Music and Sound for Digital Arts
  • Composition
  • Digital Futures
  • Game Audio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels ­– e.g. BCC-BBC
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 106 UCAS Tariff points
  • Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ). AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted.
  • Specific GCSE requirements: IB Diploma with minimum 26 points overall or 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from Higher Level. If you plan to meet the Level 2 course requirements through your IB Diploma you will need to achieve Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5 in English.
  • International Baccalaureate points: GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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