Music & Technology - Cork School of Music & Cork

The Masters in Music and Technology offers training and experience to enhance the talents and skills necessary to work in the creative industries of the future. The programme takes full advantage of the CSM's state-of-the-art performance spaces, Recording Suite (Live, Control, and Editing rooms), Electronic Music Studio, dedicated laboratories and many performance opportunities. A cross-faculty body of experienced lecturers and practitioners in the field delivers the programme. Learners from different disciplines will be able confidently and competently to interact with, and find employment within, several fields of study and industry. Adding this training to the opportunity to work with some of the finest up-and-coming musicians in Ireland, from all walks of life, will result in an exceptional Music Technologist.

Location: MTU Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork (primarily), and MTU Bishopstown Campus.

The Masters in Music and Technology is a full-time Level 9 course of study worth 90 ECTS credits. The first two semesters (September-January and January-June) each have a 30-credit load, delivered through a combination of 5-credit mandatory and elective modules. Independent work is undertaken over the final June-August period in respect of a 30-credit project.

The type of award, MA or MSc, depends on the nature of the project undertaken during this period.

Subjects taught

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

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Entry requirements

Applications are invited by way of a submitted application form and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in July/August, if required, where the applicant must display musical competence. Normally, an Honours 2.2 Degree in a cognate area is required and work-based experience is an advantage.

Recognition is given for relevant prior learning where the applicant does not have a relevant Honours Degree, and the applicant should contact the course coordinator.

Application dates


EU Applicants: Online applications are now open for course commencing September 2023.

Non EU applicants - deadline is 31st May 2023.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Late applications may be considered if places are available.?


M.A., MSc.: 90 ECTS


1 year full-time.


EU Applicants: €4,000
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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