One year full-time, two years part-time by distance learning
Based on our Digital Signal Processing programmes but incorporating specialist modules and a specialised project, this Masters will help to you to understand not only how today’s audio and music technology works, but also to become a leader in developing the next generations of these technologies.
There are two options of study available; Digital Music Processing with DSP or with Multimedia, which have slightly different aims. The DSP option delves further into the techniques that can be used for processing, analysis and synthesis. It will provide you with a strong background for further DSP work or research. The Multimedia option incorporates a more general understanding of how music processing is performed in broadcasting systems and in relation to other media. This option also emphasises many of the technical issues currently of concern to industry, such as watermarking, copyright protection and Internet streaming.
There are no optional modules. Enrolment onto a specific degree programme constitutes the specialisation and module choice.
* Fundamentals of DSP (1)
* Advanced Transform Methods
* Java Programming (1)
* Digital Broadcasting.
* Music and Speech Processing
* Music Analysis and Synthesis
* Digital Audio Effects (1)
* Machine Learning (DPS option) or Multimedia Systems (Multimedia option) (1)
(1) = This course is taken in the first year of part-time study.
All students are required to take written examinations in May/June. To obtain an MSc, students must gain passes in six of the eight modules taken with an overall average of 50 per cent.
In addition to the above, the MSc requires that a satisfactory individual project should be completed. MSc students who do not pass the written examinations are only allowed to attempt the project after passing resit examinations the following May.