Computer Science and Music 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Our degree programme in Music and Computer Science offers you the opportunity to study in two distinctive subjects, but also to benefit from the synergies between these contemporary disciplines, both of which equip you for careers in our digital, media-rich world.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: GW43

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Course Overview

You will have 24/7 access to our computer labs and to our purposebuilt recording and project studios, practice rooms and other facilities. Computer Science modules enable you to learn about the theories which underpin software, hardware and computing techniques – and how to apply them in the real world. You will use technology to create new opportunities and solve problems, and you could learn about things like artificial intelligence, computer game development, humancomputer interaction and cyber security. There is a strong emphasis on programming but you do not need to have Maths A level.

Music focuses on the creation, performance, meaning and uses of music from a diversity of styles, periods and traditions. Alongside opportunities to perform and compose your own music, and to do a module-based work placement in the local community, you will investigate topics in music history, aesthetics, and social impact. Music at Keele is a hub of world-class musicologists, composers and performers, and the musical life on campus is rich and varied.

What will this mean for my future?

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Graduates pursue careers as systems analysts, software engineers and consultants, working for such companies as Apple, BAE systems, Barclays, Capgemini, EA Games, Experian and Microsoft. You might develop your academic experience to follow a career in the music, sound, screen, software and media production industries. You could go on to work as a teacher, performer, composer, music therapist, community musician or sound technician, or in game design, film, radio and television, recording or arts administration. You may also choose to pursue postgraduate study at masters or doctoral level.