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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Music, Multimedia and Electronics BSc

Music Multimedia and Electronics


Rapid advances in computing power and software development have led to numerous innovations in entertainment and the performing arts.

In collaboration with the School of Music, our Music, Multimedia and Electronics degree provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary study in these exciting and emerging technologies, crossing the boundary between arts and science.

Building on core modules in electronics and music technology, the course offers specialisation in electronic music creation and production, music software, audio and image processing and embedded systems design for music technology applications.

A distinctive feature of the course is that it covers both software and hardware aspects of electronics and their application to music and multimedia technology. The degree is designed to equip you with skills and knowledge for a range of careers, including music/multimedia software and systems, digital/interactive broadcast technologies, audio/video electronics and music production.

The course draws on internationally the acclaimed research of the University of Leeds’ Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music.

Our specialist facilities include a state-of-the-art recording studio suite in the School of Music and the music acoustics and Apple digital media laboratories in the School of Electronic and Electronic Engineering. Music creation and production tools including Logic, Pro-tools and Cubase are also available to use.

Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: 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.

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The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2015. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2016 it will give you a flavour of what you will study.

Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year. A standard module is typically worth 10 or 20 credits.

This is an indicative list and actual content can vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

The degree is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge for a range of careers including; digital media, audio and consumer electronics, broadcasting, studio engineering and music editing and production. For more information about careers visit our employability section.

With the help of our Employability team, we will make sure you are given every opportunity to secure a position before you graduate.

Entry requirements

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.

How to apply

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: t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.