Advanced Music Technology Studies (W3091)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This core module gives you the chance to conduct critical research on a topic that leads to your final practical project in the spring term.

You'll get the theoretical foundation to support your practice-based research through a structured series of seminars, leading to a presentation of your research and an extended essay.

You will be guided throughout the term by weekly in-depth two-hour seminars on how to research music technology-related topics. Relevant historical, social, cultural and political issues are introduced by your tutor.

This module develops your intellectual ability and nurtures creative insights within a particular topic of your choice, preparing you equally for the Studio Project or the optional Music Dissertation in the spring term.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 280 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: