University of Leeds
During year one of the course, you’ll develop fundamental skills and knowledge in music technology and electronic engineering. You’ll learn about sound and music technologies, research skills, analogue and digital electronics, and begin to learn how to program embedded systems, whilst also creating your own electronic music.
In your second year, you’ll develop contextual awareness and applied skills. You’ll develop your electronic music creation and production skills while learning about music in its critical and practical contexts. Project work will also allow you to apply your knowledge to specific engineering problems, such as prototyping a product with an embedded system.
The final year will allow you to focus on research and project work at the intersection of music and technology. As well as your group project in music, multimedia and electronics, you can choose to specialise in composition, applied creative technology, or musicology for your independent work. You’ll learn how microelectronic technology is used to process digital signals and how content is distributed, as well as learning more about development tools for embedded devices. Projects are open-brief, and this enables you to develop your own specialism in creative music technologies—excellent preparation for your future career.
You’ll study engineering ethics as part of your course, with lectures and/or seminars in each year of your study. Visit our engineering ethics webpage to find out more.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Throughout your degree you will benefit from a range of opportunities to expand your intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.
This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
The course is taught by distinguished scholars: in the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise, 83% of Music’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading, and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering was rated in the top five in the UK.
Practical classes and project work in applied creative technology are distinctive features of the programme, through which students are able to gain first-hand experience investigating and applying material from lectures and tutorials to real life work situations. Technical and applied technology material is taught through a combination of lectures, example classes, practical laboratories (emphasising both group and individual work) and individual tutorials. This is combined with small group skills training in research techniques, and lectures and seminars in which historic, contextual, and ethical issues are discussed.
You’ll be assigned a personal tutor who will meet with you individually at least twice a year, and tutorial support for your other modules is always available on request. Staff have office hours where you can drop in and ask for help if you need it. There is extensive support for students offered through the library's skills programme.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
We use different types of assessment, depending on the modules you choose. Assessments include examinations, written assignments, and portfolios of creative and technical work.
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