Masters degrees in Audio Technology explore practical techniques for creating, recording and restoring sound. Their applications range from the creation of consumer devices to the design and operation of professional studio and performance spaces.
Programmes typically award taught MSc ort MSc (Eng) degrees. Shorter PGCert and PGDip qualifications may also be available.
Audio Technology is an ideal subject area for postgraduates interested in applying scientific theory and engineering solutions to a diverse range of practical challenges.
Potential specialisations range from the improvement of commercial playback equipment, such as stereo systems and media players, to the creation of audio solutions for events. You could also focus on professional sound production for recording artists, cinema or other purposes.
Career opportunities with a Masters in Audio Technology reflect this diversity. You might work in research and development for a consumer technology and electronics firm. Or you might find a role as a producer or engineer, working with bands and performers in studios or concern venues.
Your skills may also be useful in more surprising professions, such as working to archive and preserve historical recordings for a heritage organisation, or designing new audio software and computer technology.