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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | 16-SEP-24

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Music Studies Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

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

The School has excellent bespoke facilities, including:

  • Augmented human interaction (AHI) laboratory
  • Informatics teaching laboratory with 350 state-of-the-art computers
  • Antenna measurement laboratory
  • Listening room
  • Media and arts technology studios
  • Performance lab
  • Robotics laboratory (ARQspace)

Career paths

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work in roles such as:

  • Senior lecturer
  • Music tutor
  • Start-up founder
  • Maintenance software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Technical solutions engineer.


Music is a fundamental part of being human and exists only in the mind of the listener. This module will provide students with advanced training in current understanding of how musical sound is processed by the mind and brain. This is crucial for developing creative tools for musicians and intuitive interfaces for music lovers as well as for using technology in the creative production of new music.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. Good 2:2 degrees are considered on an individual basis.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. Queen Mary has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than...more