Queen Mary University of London
Digital media becomes ever more advanced and ubiquitous. The MSc in Sound and Music Computing responds to a growing need for engineers and computer scientists trained specifically in sound and music processing.
- Ideal if you are a graduate wishing to hone and enhance your skills, or an industrialist with experience of sound and music computing, seeking formal qualifications
- Developed by the acclaimed Centre for Digital Music (C4DM)
- Gain the knowledge and skills required for careers in the technical aspects of audio production, sound engineering or broadcasting
- Understand intelligent signal processing, computational music analysis, music information retrieval and other areas of sound and music computing
What you'll study
You will gain an understanding of the design and software development process for music recording, analysis and synthesis for home, studio and live performance environments. You will study data analysis and signal processing techniques related to human speech and hearing, psychoacoustics and masking, and instrument and room acoustics.
You will begin by studying music perception and cognition. If you require further background on digital signal processing (DSP), you can take a module in the fundamentals of DSP. Thereafter, you can choose from a range of modules, focusing on areas such as:
- recording and mixing
- music production
- audio processing
- digital effects
- machine listening
- deep learning
- interactive sound and music systems
- music information retrieval
- new instrument design
- musical expression
- semantic web.
The taught modules are fully supported with computing and laboratory work.
You will devise and carry out a major dissertation, which you can choose to do in collaboration with an industrial partner.
- One to two compulsory modules
- Six to seven elective modules
- Compulsory 10,000-15,000-word final dissertation/project
We normally consider the following qualifications for entry to our postgraduate taught programmes: Bachelor Degree (minimum 3 years) from selected institutions.
UK 1st class degree: 70% to 80%
UK 2:1 degree: 60% to 70%
UK 2:2 degree: 50% to 60%
Offer conditions will vary depending on the institution you are applying from. For some institutions/degrees we will ask for different grades to above, so this is only a guide.
For India, offers may be made on the GPA scale.
We do not consider the Bachelor of Vocation (B. Voc.) for Masters entry.
English language requirements
If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.
The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are:
6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
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