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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Music, Multimedia and Electronics BSc

Music Multimedia and Electronics

Overview

Rapid advances in computing power and software development have led to numerous innovations in multimedia products for science, commerce, 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 of arts and science. Building on core modules in electronics and music technology, the course offers specialisation in digital media, audio and image processing and multimedia techniques and 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 acclaimed research from the University of Leeds’ Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music and top rated research in electronic systems and communications. You will benefit from the extensive electronics and computing laboratories, as well as a dedicated acoustics laboratory within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
The School of Music offers access to a suite of state-of-the-art recording studios, practice rooms and a multimedia teaching laboratory.

UCAS Code: WGH4
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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The School is ranked number 1 in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.

Modules

The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. 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 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or 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 on careers visit our employability section.

Entry requirements

A-Levels AAB at A-level including Music or Music Technology at grade B or higher with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5 and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher
Advanced Diploma Engineering Diploma or IT Diploma grade A* with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD including an appropriate amount of Level 3 Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy, e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
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 e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
Access to Leeds ABB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
HND (Higher National Diploma)  Distinctions for all 16 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
HNC (Higher National Certificate) Distinctions for all 10 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
General Foundation Degree 75% to include 75% for Mathematics
University of Leeds International Foundation Year BBB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
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

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international qualifications. For further information contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: ugelec@leeds.ac.uk t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.

English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our minimum requirements.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: ugelec@leeds.ac.uk t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.