UWS Clearing

Music Technology


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, typically 6 years part-time


September 2023


About the course

Prepare for a career in the music and media industry with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Music Technology. With access to ultramodern equipment and software, you’ll be involved in:

  • Producing and processing music and audio
  • Studio recording and production
  • Location recording
  • Live sound engineering
  • Audio post-production
  • Electronic music composition
  • Sound design

Complementing the theory you’ll learn in class, regular guest lectures from industry professionals will help strengthen your understanding of Music Technology.


  • This degree will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience needed to work in the creative music, audio and media sectors.
  • You will develop a wide range of industry- relevant technical skills related to music and audio production.
  • The BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and is an Avid Learning Partner, which gives you the opportunity to gain Pro Tools certification.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (60 UCAS Tariff points) including Music or Music Technology and English, plus SQA National 5 Maths or Physics (Grade C, or above) 
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Music or Music Technology and English, plus GCSE Maths and Physics (Grade 5, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Music and English, plus either OL Maths, Technology or Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Music Technology 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Access to Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Music or Music Technology, plus SQA Higher Maths or Physics (Grade C, or above)
  • A levels: BCC  (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Music
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Sound Production or Music Technology or Music and Audio Technology
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Sound Production or Music and Audio Technology or Music Technology or other relevant discipline

NB: a portfolio of work will be required for Year 3 entry

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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