Masters | Postgraduate Course - Computer Music ResM MRes Course Details within University of Plymouth

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Computer Music ResM MRes

Study Details

ResM 12-18 Months full time - 24-36 Months Part Time

 The future of the music industry lies with computer technology – and what we can do with that technology. It affects how we create, perform and distribute music. Whether you’re a practising musician, a sound engineer or a professional looking to combine your background and passion for music, we’ll help you explore key concepts at the heart of music, science and technology. Immersed in a thriving research centre, our future-facing programme offers you a wealth of new career opportunities. 

Key features

  • Work as part of a global research centre – the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) – with staff, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from all over the world.
  • Take advantage of the ICCMR’s research collaborations with partners in Europe and the USA, allowing you to visit renowned institutions such as IRCAM in Paris, NOTAM in Oslo and CalArts in the USA to develop your research project.
  • Projects can range from innovative approaches to composition and performance using computers, and the design of assistive music technology, to studying how music is processed in the brain.
  • Gain the skills necessary to progress to more advanced research at PhD level. 
  • Balance your work commitments and further education with the opportunity to study part time for a masters level qualification.
  • Take part in the annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival. Showcase your work in public, stay on top of new developments in the industry, and get key insights into where music is heading in the future.

Module details

 Core modules

Entry Requirements

 For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:

  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (in music, music technology or a related subject) or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

If you are an overseas applicant you can check the comparability of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.