Taught course

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics

London South Bank University · Engineering, Science and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in a relevant subject. Applications are also welcomed from those without the required qualifications that possess the life/work skills that would make them suitable to study at this level. Those applicants holding an Institute of Acoustics Diploma will be exempted from the appropriate taught units.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

This MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics can be used asa conversion course for maths, physics, architecture, engineering or audio technologygraduates. It's also suitable for professionals from fields such as musicproduction and technology, engineering, environmental health, and many others.

LSBUhas been offering courses in Acoustics for over 35 years, and houses the onlycentre for study with this level of facilities in the South-East of England,including full-size reverberant and anechoic chambers and an exceptionallywell equipped and staffed laboratory, with access to the very latestinstrumentation and technology.

This is a professionally focused applied degree and practical workis an essential part of the course, giving you direct experience of modernmeasurement equipment and techniques. The modules are directly relevant to thepractice of acoustics, and also consider the broader aspects of investigationand control of the built environment. Half of teaching time is spent in thelaboratory, and this focus is reflected in the balance between coursework andexams.

Individual modules can be taken separately as part of continuingprofessional development. For the final project module you'll devise and completea piece of investigative work in an area of interest in considerable depth; thetopic and scope of the project are selected with the guidance of an academicsupervisor. For those applicants who already hold an Institute of AcousticsDiploma, there is an option of direct entry to the second year of the part-timeMasters course.

The course is professionally accredited by both the Institute of Acoustics and CISBE.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment37
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office or Dr Stephen Dance
+44 (0)20 7815 7815/7013
+44 (0)20 7815 6031