Music and Technology (MA / MSc)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    MA / MSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    EU applicants: 15th August 2022
    Non EU applicants: 31st May 2022

Course Duration:

1 Year (3 Semesters, September - August)

Admission 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.


MTU Cork School of Music

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


Course Fee

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.


EU Applicants: €4,000 (in total)
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000
For information on visa requirements, please visit


Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.



The Masters in Music & Technology have a very practical, hands-on approach. Our ethos is that this cross-disciplinary programme will foster a combination of technical know-how and confidence with creativity and musicality. A Master of Arts award or Master of Science Award can be chosen depending on the student’s pathway through the Programme.


The Masters in Music & 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.


The Masters in Music & 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.

Relevant Links

MTU Cork School of Music

Detailed module information for the MA in Music & Technology

Detailed module information for the MSc in Music & Technology



To enable learners from different disciplines to interact confidently and competently to with, and find employment within, several fields of study and industry.


Course Structure Full-Time study:  
1 Year (3 Semesters)

No. of semesters: 3 (1 research)
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week:13
Which days: Monday to Friday
Assessment: primarily project-based


Course structure part-time: please email


  • EU Applicants: Online application will reopen soon for course commencing September 2022.

    Non EU applicants - deadline is 31st May 2022.

  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €400 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.​

EU Applicants
Deadline 31st May 2022


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Non-EU Applicants
Deadline 31st May 2022


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Hugh McCarthy Department of Musicianship & Academic Studies
00353 21 4807324

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