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Advanced Music Technology, MA, University of West London

the United Kingdom

University of West London

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MAFull-time1 yearSeptemberGBP 7200GBP 11500
MAPart-time2 yearsSeptemberGBP 3600GBP 5750

About Advanced Music Technology, MA - at University of West London

Course summary

The MA Advanced Music Technology course aims to give you a higher level of understanding of the practical techniques and theory that underpin traditional and contemporary audio technology.

The course boasts an enviable range of studio facilities and staff who are actively engaged in the music industry. It focuses on cutting-edge topics that include ambient recording through advanced non-linear techniques, the evolving arena of surround sound mixing and recording. 

Why choose this course?
We're based in West London, the hub of the UK's music and media business - so there's no better place to study music technology. When you graduate from the MA, you'll have an augmented skill set that will place you at a distinct advantage when you enter the fast-paced, competitive and constantly evolving music industry. 

The music technology department at London College of Music (LCM)  incorporates over 20 recording studios and an extensive collection of instruments and equipment. We also have a state-of-the-art radio studio facility, a number of 5.1 studios and a brand new 3D sound studio.

Students can also use specialist units such as vintage outboard, Kyma, 2" tape, an RS8000 modular synthesiser, Ambisonic rigs, CLASP, hi-end plugins and a classic VCS3. 
Take a look at the video below to see some of the other LCM facilities. 

Tutor information
The Music Technology teaching staff includes: 
Prof. Simon Zagorski-Thomas who is co-chair of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production and has over 30 years of experience in the music industry with artists such as Phil Collins.
Pip Williams, a Grammy Award-winning record producer who has worked with Status Quo and Nightwish.
Martyn Phillips, a producer and programmer who worked with bands such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Soul II Soul, and soundtracks for Inspector Morse and James Bond movies.
Prof. Justin Paterson, an active researcher who currently works with interactive music technology and 3-D audio. His recent research partners have included Abbey Road Studios, Ninja Tune, MelodyVR and Warner Music Group.
AlumniWhen you graduate from this MA you'll belong to an impressive alumni network that includes students who worked with acts like Radiohead, Lady Ga Ga, Eminem, Rhianna, Florence and the Machine and may more. See the 'Career and Study Progression' tab.
Career and study progression Graduates from the MA Advanced Music Technology course can go on to find work in a wide range of music-related fields including academia, film & TV and game sound. 
The London College of Music also offers both DMus and MPhil/PhD research degrees. 

More information

Other options available for MA Advanced Music Technology

  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£7,200

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or higher in Music Technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field.
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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