Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: J931
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

200

£9,000

100%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Others in technology
MEDIUM 73% MEDIUM 83% MEDIUM £19k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

Must include at least one relevant Numerate, Science (Physics) or certain Technology based subjects (unit information required)

Scottish Highers None stated

No entry details provided

Must include at least one relevant Numerate, Science (Physics) or certain Technology based subjects (unit information required)

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 200 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

100%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

On this dynamic degree you will be able to take the theme of audio engineering into the recording and reproduction of sound and music; you will explore the technology and production practices employed in the audio-visual industries, with particular emphasis on music recording technology; using our specialist facilities, you will gain a solid grounding in electronic principles, technology mathematics and engineering physics; the engineering sector of the media and entertainment business is expanding fast and this degree seeks to address industry needs by producing top-quality, technically competent graduates; we are committed to contributing able production engineers with the skill set to operate and maintain industry-standard equipment; the year 3 specialist unit Music Studio Technology investigates the design and operation of a music studio from an engineering stance; when combined with the option units offered within the Entertainment Technology programme, you will be able to fully appreciate the whole of the sound recording, storage and reproduction chain in both the analogue and digital domains; there is also a year-long electronic engineering project of choice that reflects hardware or software used within the music studio environment; this course is flexible; with its units shared with other Entertainment Technology courses, it gives you the option to transfer to another pathway if your career aspirations change.

Modules

Year 1: 6 core units: Video Production; Audio Studio Recording; Light and Sound; Audio and Video Technology; Media Electronics; Digital Audio. Year 2: 6 core units: Sound Design; Audio Systems; Video Systems; Electronic Applications; Media Formats; Media Computing. Year 3: 3 core units and 2 option units: Music Studio Technology; Project (double unit); Audio Post-Production; options: Film and Video Technology; Communication Signal Processing; Production Project; Transmission and Networking Technologies; Sound for Film, Television and Games; Curriculum Plus.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
54%
23%

Year 1

83%
17%

Year 2

10%
82%
8%

Year 3

Southampton Solent University

We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

2% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

1% of students are part-time

Male / Female

7% of students are female

Achievement

40% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

240 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Music

72%

Most common grade was C (17%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score MEDIUM 73%

Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

34%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 83%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £19k

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are media associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but around half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, or in business were also popular – these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. But it does depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.

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