• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This industry focused Audio and Recording Technology (Hons) course at De Montfort Universityis ideal if you have a passion for music and audio production and want to develop a highly attractive portfolio of technical and creative skills that will help you pursue a successful career in the music and related industries. 


In this Audio and Recording Technology (Hons) course from De Montfort University  you will develop skills in audio mixing and mastering, learn the principles of electronics and acoustics, study the measurement and design of recording and audio production environments and produce sound for digital media, including radio, video, multimedia and online.

You will build an attractive portfolio of skills and develop the ability to pursue careers in areas such as studio recording, audio and post production, sound system installation, management and sound for film and TV.

    Reasons to study Audio and Recording Technology at De Montfort University (DMU):

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU
  • Industry accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support)
  • On behalf of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG), and the UK Screen Association. This recognised qualification endorses the quality of our teaching
  • Work placement opportunities: Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent placements include experience at Dean Street Studio
  • Multi-million pound facilities: Develop your practical skills in our Creative Technology Studios, featuring a host of video, audio and radio production suites, and two fully equipped recording studios with analogue and digital recording systems, as well as surround sound monitoring

Graduate Careers

Recent graduates are now pursuing careers as freelance audio engineers, music producers, studio engineers and technical operators and work for companies including Bauer Media, Spotify and Future Publishing.


This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) on behalf of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and the UK Screen Association.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Studio Techniques 
  • Sound analysis and perception 
  • Live Coding 
  • Digital Music Creativity: Synthesis 
  • Studio Recording Essentials 
  • Academic Fundamentals 
  • Audio Electronics Fundamentals 
  • Audio Engineering Fundamentals 

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.

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General Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:
    • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
    • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
    • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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