When you think about Music Technology, a degree paired with Electronic Engineering may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, through the Music, Multimedia and Electronics (MME) programme, you can involve yourself in subjects on the razor edge of research within the field and become proficient in disciplines that will prepare you for a vast array of career options.
In collaboration with the School of Music, this course provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary study in these exciting and emerging technologies, crossing the boundary between arts and science. Building on core modules in electronic engineering and music technology, the course offers specialisation in the design of electronic systems for creative practice and scientific research in music. Students can expect to learn both software and hardware development skills from the ground up and apply these techniques in a variety of engineering applications. This is complemented with study of the sciences of music, along with computer music and music technology.
The course draws on the internationally acclaimed research of the University of Leeds’ Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music, with whom students are able to collaborate and get involved with research projects spanning an array of music technology related topics.
Our specialist facilities include state-of-the-art recording suites in the School of Music and dedicated acoustics and digital media laboratories in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Music creation and production tools including Logic and Ableton are available for use at any time, as well as studios equipped for up to 12.1 Surround Sound.
UCAS Code: WGH4
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees (per year): UK/EU: £9,000; International: £19,000
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporate Engineer.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Circuit Analysis and Design||Introduction to Engineering Mathematics**|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers||Engineering Mathematics *|
|Electronic Music Creation and Production||Introduction to Electronic Music Production and Creation|
|Introduction to the Sciences of Music||Music Research Skills|
|* Requires A-level mathematics as prerequisite|
|** Students with alternative qualifications (including BTEC and foundation year courses) are required to take the introduction to engineering Mathematics modules|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Embedded Systems Project||Music in Practice|
|Mobile Applications Project||Composition|
|Audio Signal Processing|
|Electronic Music Creation and Production 2|
|Music Technology Skills and Techniques|
The degree is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge for a range of careers including digital media, software programming, audio and consumer electronics, broadcasting, studio engineering and music editing and production.
Potential career options include:
• Innovative music product design, testing and implementation (using skills developed during the major third-year projects); students will be able to work with companies at the leading edge of music interface design
• Software and programming for both music applications (e.g. iPhone/Andriod apps), and for general IT applications, based on competence gained in C/Objective C languages
• Audio hardware design. Students often undertake industrial placements with companies at specialising in these areas
• Innovative musical performances and/or composition in areas of emerging practice with music technology and software; the School of Music provides excellent opportunities to gain experience in these areas
• Music-related career routes such as media-focussed composition, music production and music education
• Work in the electronics industry, especially in the areas of embedded systems and hardware/software interfacing
• Academic research, developing and evaluating new technologies at leading institutions.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.
Evidence of musical literacy includes ABRSM Theory Grade 5, A-level Music or A-level Music Technology.
|A-Levels||AAB at A-level including Mathematics plus evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
AAB at A-level including Music Technology with GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher
|Advanced Diploma||Engineering Diploma or IT Diploma grade A* with evidence of musical literacy|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DDD including an appropriate amount of Level 3 Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|BTEC in Music Technology||DDD including GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher|
|Access Course||45 Level 3 credits with Distinction - to include Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|Access to Leeds||ABB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|HND (Higher National Diploma)||Distinctions for all 16 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|HNC (Higher National Certificate)||Distinctions for all 10 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|General Foundation Degree||75% to include 75% for Mathematics|
|University of Leeds International Foundation Year||BBB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|CFGO - Interdisciplinary Foundation Year||65% including Mathematics|
|Cambridge Pre-University||D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Music. ABRSM Theory Grade 5 required if music is not taken at IB level|
|Scottish Highers||AAABB including Mathematics and also English at Intermediate level|
|Scottish Advanced Highers||AAB including Mathematics|
English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
Once you have applied and your application has been reviewed by our admissions tutor, suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day, which we encourage you to attend.
Applicant days are very different from the general university open days you may have attended. They will give you the opportunity to learn more about your course, meet our academic staff and students, take part in group activities, including hands-on electronics demonstrations, and tour our undergraduate teaching facilities and the campus. You will also have an interview with one of our academics, which will give you the chance to discuss your application in more detail, check that it’s the right course for you and your career plans, have your questions answered and find out more about studying at Leeds.
We appreciate that not all applicants are able to attend an interview and in such cases the offer decision will be made based on the information on the UCAS form.
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.