Taught course

Applied Acoustics

University of Derby · College of Life and Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

You’ll be required to hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a science or relevant discipline.

It is preferred that prior to this course you will have completed the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. However, if you do not hold the IOA Diploma but wish to complete the MSc in Applied Acoustics, please contact us.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you’re a professional acoustician and would like to build on your existing knowledge, this course is for you.

Our academic staff are friendly, supportive, and approachable. They’re all experienced acousticians, and most are full and active members of the Institute of Acoustics.

Prior to this course, you will have completed the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. You will enter the MSc at the masters stage - your study will involve the completion of a research-based investigation, which can be practical or desktop-based, and will culminate in the submission of a thesis.

Your study can be work-based and therefore be of benefit to both you and your employer. For work-based investigations, we will liaise with you and your employer to ensure you achieve the academic goals required for an MSc award. The study will normally take one year to complete.

All of your learning will be available through distance learning (via online materials) and the course can fit in with your work and personal commitments. There are a number of online classrooms that you can participate in, as well as recorded presentations by academic staff.

Information for international students

International students should have the above entry requirements or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr John Pritchard
01332 590500