Music Technology BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

Program Overview

Have a passion for making and listening to music? This course covers skills needed to create, record and produce music and audio.

  • This course is ideal for those who have a passion for creative practices in both music and sound, and wish to explore the technical skill of those practices.
  • You’ll explore the principles of sound and acoustics including: musical instrument acoustics, music composition and production, recording equipment and other music and audio software/hardware. We also cover the music business, careers and employability.
  • The course is inspired by innovation in the technologies and practices of the music industry, encompassing both experimental areas and cutting edge industry practices.

CoventryUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,050



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Why you should study this course

The course is designed to reflect the range of areas that make up the subject of music technology and the wide range of jobs that may be available to you once you have completed your studies. The course comes with the following benefits and opportunities:

  • Small class sizes so you should have plenty of access to our fantastic facilities.
  • A vibrant and creative environment, offering you access to professional practices, new research and outstanding graduate support.
  • Dedicated, experienced and qualified teaching staff with a mixture of commercial, academic and research related expertise at an international level.
  • For successful graduates, a potential range of career opportunities as music producers, sound engineers, composers, and audio postproduction technicians.
  • A course accredited by JAMES, a music industry body that acts on behalf of the association of Professional Recording Services, the Music Producers Guild and the UK Screen Association.
  •  This course is currently accredited by JAMES Joint Audio Media Education Support for the 2021/22 entry. If there are any changes to the accreditation of this course, we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

What you'll study

Year one
This is a practical course that gives you the space to explore your creative interests and innovations while allowing you to develop a solid base of skills and knowledge to further your career aspirations.


  • Skills for Music Technology - 10 credits

  • Fundamentals of Sound - 20 credits

  • Recording Technology and Techniques - 20 credits

  • Audio Electronics - 20 credits

  • Sound Art Composition - 20 credits

  • Sound Design and Synthesis - 20 credits

Year two
Year two expands on the practical and theoretical lessons learns in year one. There is a particular focus on careers/ employability.


  • Music Technology Research - 20 credits

  • Acoustics- 20 credits

  • The Music Business -20 credits

  • Live Sound -20 credits

  • Music Production - 20 credits

  • Developing a Professional Profile - 10 credits

Final year
In the final year, you will apply your knowledge gained from years one and two. You will cover a range of topics within Music Technology so you are prepared for the field of your interests.


  • Audio Mastering -20 credits

  • Audio Plug-in Development -20 credits

  • Sound Design and Game Audio - 20 credits

  • Music Technology Project - 40 credits

  • Professional Portfolio - 10 credits


You will be required to submit a portfolio via email or alternatively attend a showcase activity session or audition (as is appropriate for your course) which can be virtual or face to face, as is practical to arrange. Invites to send in your portfolio or attend these sessions will be sent directly to your contact email
Each application will be considered on its merits.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall

International Fees
£18,050 per year

International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.

The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

There is a strong emphasis within the course on your future career, not only helping you to discover your potential chosen career path but also ensuring that you have the professional level of business skill and knowledge to thrive in this demanding industry.

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