Taught course

Applied Acoustics

Southampton Solent University · School of Media Arts and Technology

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a related science or technology field – including audio/music technology, physics, engineering, construction/architecture and environmental science. Alternatively, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner status or an equivalent qualification, such as the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma. Applicants who hold the IoA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control will be exempted from the equivalent taught units of the MSc. This will allow holders of the Diploma to gain the MSc award by part time study over one year. In this case fees will be pro-rata according to the number of modules studied.

Months of entry


Course content

Southampton Solent University’s applied acoustics masters programme can provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in a range of acoustics fields. Suitable graduate destinations include consultancy, engineering, environmental health, built environment work or further study at PhD level.

Taught by experts with strong research and industry backgrounds, MSc Applied Acoustics offers students the chance to gain hands-on experience with the latest measurement, simulation and modelling technology. Students also study relevant scientific principles such as how humans respond to sound, acoustic physics, and how sound interacts with our environment.

We have excellent links with the Institute of Acoustics (IoA) and the Association of Noise Consultants, as well as a number of commercial companies across the sector. These include KP Acoustics, with whom we have a formal partnership for work placement and mentoring. The course has also been designed to meet the requirements for professional IoA registration.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750 full-time/ £3,875 part-time
International students
£12,500 full-time/for part-time fees please contact us for more information

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
023 8201 3039