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  MSc Sound and Music Computing (Part-time)


Maynooth University    Department of Music

Part time See Course MSc 2 years part time
Computer Science (8) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Are you passionate about music and technology? The MSc Sound and Music Computing (Part-time) programme at Maynooth University is designed for individuals eager to delve into the technical aspects of the music and creative industries. This two-year part-time course offers a comprehensive curriculum covering music application development, audio signal processing, sound synthesis, acoustics, and computer programming. Students undertake 30 credits of taught modules each year, culminating in a thesis or technical project supervised individually. With a minimum requirement of a 2.1 class Honours or equivalent, applicants with a recognised primary degree can explore roles in music and media, creative industries, software development, and academic research. Taught in the cutting-edge Music Technology Laboratory, this programme provides a unique opportunity to blend theory with hands-on experience, equipping students with the skills needed to thrive in the evolving landscape of sound and music computing.

About the course

This MSc programme caters for students who want to concentrate on technical aspects of the music and creative industries. It covers the areas of music application development, audio signal processing, sound synthesis, acoustics, and computer programming. It is taught in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Music Technology Laboratory of the Music Department.

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Course Structure

Students take 30 credits of taught modules in SEM1 and 2 and complete a thesis/technical project for the remaining 30 ECTS over the Summer months, for which individual supervision is provided.

The part-time programme is delivered over 2 years. Students take 30 credits of taught modules in each year.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level, with a 2.1 class Honours as a minimum (or equivalent).




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