Taught course

Applied Audio Engineering

Southampton Solent University · School of Media Arts and Technology

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 or higher in a related subject.
  • Students with industry experience or other professional qualifications will be considered in lieu of an appropriate undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate audio engineering degree provides graduates with the specialist skills and technical knowledge required to succeed in various audio engineering roles. The curriculum offers a proven pathway into technical audio careers, particularly for those with backgrounds in electronics, computing and music.

Course overview

Designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to gain a career in a range of audio engineering roles, this practical master’s degree gives you access to the latest facilities, and tutors with both research and industry experience.

Initially covering the fundamentals of acoustics, you will then go on to study spatial audio, audio computing, and computer simulation of sound reproduction both indoors and outdoors using industry standard modelling packages.

The course offers a number of option choices, depending on what aspect of the industry you are particularly interested in entering – such as broadcast sound, building acoustics or new and emerging technologies.

Towards the end of the course you will undertake a large scale solo project, in which you will draw on the skills covered through the course to support a piece of applied research.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students
  • or equivalent.

The University also offers a Pre-Sessional English Language Course for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Fees and funding

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

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0)23 8201 3039