Computer Science and Music Production - BSc (Hons)

Computer Science and Music Production will provide you with the theoretical tools to solve real-world problems as well as the practical skills to operate equipment for producing sound and digital audio. You will combine your creative expertise with your ability to develop software systems, graduating with an array of transferable skills across industries.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Combined Honours

UCAS code

  • GWK4

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international or placement year

Why study Computer Science and Music Production at Keele University?

Access a wide range of equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
Graduate with a substantial music and audio portfolio using industry standard software and hardware
On demand access to comprehensive music studio facilities with sound design and computer labs
Gain first-hand experience in industry with our Placement Year option
Benefit from our Apple MacBook Loan Scheme
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Sarah, Computer Science

"My degree has helped me become a part time coding tutor, teaching young minds how to code. It has also helped me get on to the master’s course I am studying right now. I chose Keele because of the campus, and because of the AI modules. The department has great opportunities, as well as great staff who are very understanding and helpful."

Sarah, Computer Science

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Course content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two-semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BA (Hons) Computer Science and Music Production degree. For example, the Foundations of Humanities 1 module introduces you to the broad range of source material across the Humanities disciplines - from media to history which enables us to analyse political, social or economic perspectives and attitudes to individuals, marginal groups and 'mainstream' society. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do. 

Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage

Course structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester one modules

FYO-00247 Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing 15 credits
FYO-00249 Foundations of Business - 1 15 credits
FYO-00257 Foundations of Humanities - 1 15 credits
FYO-00259 Foundations of Humanities - 2 15 credits

Semester two modules

FYO-00271 University Research Portfolio 30 credits
FYO-00261 Advancing Humanities  30 credits


Entry requirements

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United KingdomEuropean Union and International students

  • Between 40-48 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification, or relevant work experience

AND

  • GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills
  • IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)

AND

  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 (C) or
  • A Level 2 numeracy qualification such as Key Skills Application of Number Level 2 or Functional Skills Numeracy Level 2

How to apply

Students will need to apply for Computer Science with Foundation Year (UCAS code G401) through UCAS at www.ucas.com

Direct entry

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.