MSc

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

You should include reference to the following areas in your supporting statement:

  • Why you want to study MSc Sound & Music for Interactive Games at Leeds Beckett University
  • What games inspire you to want to work in the industry and why
  • Talk about a recent example that shows how passionate you are about sound design / dialogue / or music for games
  • Talk about a book or article you have recently read that gave you a real insight into audio for games

All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio prior to acceptance on the course. Please include in your supporting information a link for us to download the following: A 60 - 90 second video clip of gameplay from a video game. This should have the original audio removed and replaced with either your sound design, your music, or both. Please accompany this with a pdf document that describes what your approach might be to implementing what you've done in a real game.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.

Portfolio Required

All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio prior to acceptance on the course. Please send a link for us to download the following: A 60 - 90 second video clip of gameplay from a video game. This should have the original audio removed and replaced with either your sound design, your music, or both. Please accompany this with a pdf document that describes what your approach might be to implementing what you've done in a real game.

IELTS

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Selection Criteria

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International baccalaureate
Mature Applicants:

Our university welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. If you have recent relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications, we may be able to consider you for entry through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and relevant work experience in your application.

All applicants should meet our standard entry requirements of GCSE grade C in English language and, where specified, Maths. Alternative qualifications such as functional skills are accepted in lieu of GCSEs for most courses.