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University of Leeds

Music, Multimedia and Electronics

UCAS Code: WGH4
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Computer science
  • Music
Student score
92% HIGH
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Including Mathematics plus evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5, OR including Music Technology with GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher. (Mathematics or Music Technology).

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Mathematics and English at intermediate level.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Music.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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

This innovative course pairs music technology with electronic engineering, allowing you to specialise in designing electronic systems both for creative practice and scientific research in music. Core modules will give you a solid base in both disciplines, and youâ??ll gain an understanding of circuit analysis, audio signal processing, the sciences of music and the technologies available for sound recording and the development of computer music. Youâ??ll also study digital media engineering and embedded systems, and youâ??ll have the option to compose your own pieces in every year. Project work in each year will help to equip you with the skills for professional life. Taught by both the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the School of Music, this degree builds on the research of our Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music, giving you access to cutting-edge research alongside the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of exciting careers.

Modules

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
27%
73%

Year 1

97%
3%

Year 2

6%
78%
16%

Year 3

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

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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 99%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
414 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

43%

Graduates who are design occupations

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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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 92%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
506 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2012. Most were working after six months – but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs in music is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.
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