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MSc in Sound and Music Computing




What will I learn?

This MSc programme caters for students who want to concentrate on technical aspects of the music and creative industries. It covers the areas of music application development, audio signal processing, sound synthesis, acoustics, and computer programming. It is taught in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Music Technology Laboratory of the Music Department.

Students take 30 credits of taught modules in SEM1 and 2 and complete a thesis/technical project for the remaining 30 ECTS over the Summer months, for which individual supervision is provided.

Career Options

  • Roles in Music and Media
  • Creative Industries
  • Software Development
  • Academic Research

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,000.00 (US$ 15,271) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

30 June 2023

More details

Start date

25 September 2023, 5 February 2024


Maynooth University



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level, with a 2.1 class Honours as a minimum (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Internet based test): 79 minimum.
Cambridge Proficiency and Cambridge Advanced: 176
PTE(Pearson): 58 minimum

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Maynooth University

Maynooth is an internationally esteemed ‘young’ university with a rich heritage, offering an excellent student learning experience.

  • Located in Ireland’s only university town, 25km from Dublin
  • Three faculties with 34 academic departments
  • No.106 in THE Young Universities Rankings 2022
  • International Office offering friendly, dedicated support

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