The MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology (AMT MSc) consists of a number of Core and Optional (elective) courses spread over the autumn (Semester 1) and spring (Semester 2) University semesters (click here for the University’s semester dates). A final research project, carried out during the summer period, completes the MSc programme. Detailed information about the current list of course and programme content can be found on the relevant Degree Program Table for the AMT MSc. A summary is also provided below, on this page.
The degree of MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology requires the completion of 180 credits of work at the appropriate academic level (see below). Each course or project you undertake is worth a number of credits (usually 10 or 20), which over the full year must add up to that total.
A summary of the various Core and Option courses is provided below, with the brackets indicating the University’s DRPS code (this uniquely identifies the course). Note that a number of the Option (elective) courses are associated with the MSc in Sound Design (DRPS page here), which is based in the School of Architecture.
You may choose any workable combination of Option (elective) courses. You may also choose,
at the discretion of the programme director, any suitable course not listed on the DPT, provided it is at the appropriate academic level, and that the relevant course organiser is agreeable. Have a look through the various Science and Engineering courses available via the School of Engineering, or the School of Maths, for example.
Questions and enquiries about the program should be directed to the programme director, Dr Michael Newton.
Core courses (60 credits in total)
- Acoustics [MUSI11047] – Semester 1
- Postgraduate Musical Applications of Fourier Theory and DSP [MUSI11034] – Semester 1
- Physics-based Modelling of Musical Instruments [MUSI11048] – Semester 2
Core final project (60 credits)
- Acoustics and Music Technology Final Project [MUSI11035] – Summer period
Option (elective) courses (60 credits to be chosen)
Creative and Music Technology Related Courses
- Sound Design Media
- Sonic Structures
- Electroacoustic Composition and Performance
- Digital Media Studio Project
- Interactive Sound Environments
- Sound and Fixed Media
Technical & Mathematically Inclined Courses
- Special Project: Musical Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing (semester long project of your choosing) [MUSI11049] – either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Speech Processing
- Speech Synthesis
- Automatic Speech Recognition
- Music Informatics