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University of Portsmouth

Music and Sound Technology

UCAS Code: GJ49
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Others in technology
Student score
70% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

A relevant qualification or experience in music/sound is required.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

A relevant qualification or experience in music/sound is required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

A relevant qualification or experience in music/sound is required.

International Baccalaureate
26

A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

93%

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

£9,250

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

Sound design and music production are key aspects of media production, whether it's film and video or audio for apps and computer games. The entertainment industry also relies heavily on sound design and development. This course is geared towards helping you become an audio professional with a wide range of skills in developing music and sound within digital media products.

Modules

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
55%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

81%
19%

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 74%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £24.5k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

20%

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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