Audio and Recording Technology BSc (Hons), De Montfort University Leicester UK

This industry-focused course is ideal if you have a passion for music and audio production and want to develop a highly attractive portfolio of technical and creative skills that will help you pursue a successful career in the music and related industries.


Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:

  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. The University will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

The University welcomes applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognises all other equivalent and international qualifications

English Language

If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff.

Course Modules

First year

  • Recording Technology I
  • Sequencing Technology
  • Multimedia 1
  • Audio Technology I

Second year

  • Recording Technology 2
  • Audio Synthesis Technology
  • Audio Technology 2
  • Computer Music Software Systems
  • Radio Production

Final year

  • Technology Project
  • Studio Technology
  • Mastering and Post-Production
  • Advanced Radio Production
  • AV Production


The multi-million-pound Creative Technology Studios feature a host of industry standard video, audio and radio production suites and two fully equipped recording studios featuring analogue and digital recording systems and surround sound monitoring.

The studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials and files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.

Campus Centre

The current home of De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience. The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life.

Career Options

Recent graduates are now pursuing careers as freelance audio engineers, music producers, studio engineers and technical operators and work for companies including Bauer Media, Spotify and Future Publishing.

How to Apply

The next Open Day takes place on Saturday 16 September 2017. The University welcomes applications from the UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience. For further details, visit

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