Music Sound Culture & Media

Entry requirements

For admission to the MA in Music, Sound, Culture and Media, successful applicants will have:

A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or international equivalent

Recognition of prior professional experience in the production and curation of music/sound/media/arts and culture will be considered at entry stage, in accordance with standard DCU policies

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

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Application dates

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2024
Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

All entry requirements should be met before the commencement of the programme.

Application Queries

For EU applicant queries, please visit or email

For non EU applicant queries, please visit or email

To apply for this programme:

All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal which is available here. Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application:

• Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.

• If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024

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Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career grounded in interdisciplinary studies, enhancing your ability to take on leadership roles in sonic and media arts, or progressing to doctoral research, the MA in Music, Sound, Culture and Media can accommodate your goals.

Potential Careers
Music production, sonic arts, audio and audiovisual production, broadcasting, and screen industries
Arts/media development and infrastructure, cultural policy, and community development
Cultural commentators/critics across print, digital and social media platforms
Arts education and media education

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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