Taught course


University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or second-class degree in a numerate engineering or science discipline. All applicants must have a significant grounding in engineering mathematics. For informal discussions about your suitability for this course, please contact the postgraduate admissions tutor, Dr David Waddington at d.c.waddington@salford.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Acoustics at Salford:

  • An in-depth analytical treatment of acoustic engineering as used in industry and research
  • You are taught by World-class audio and acoustic engineering researchers - part of an RAE submission rated highest for research power
  • Strong and long-standing connections with audio and acoustics industry across the World which inform course content.

Course Summary

The MSc Acoustics has two pathways: Audio Applications and Environmental Applications.

Audio pathway

The generation, manipulation and reproduction of high quality audio signals are core elements of the rapidly expanding communication, entertainment and sound engineering industry. The audio pathway aims to train graduates in the acoustic aspects of audio such as digital signal processing, microphone and loudspeaker design, architectural acoustics and sound reproduction.

The Acoustics Research Centre is a lead partner in the BBC Audio Research Partnership working closely with BBC R&D at MediaCityUK.

Environmental pathway

The environmental pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in environmental acoustics, including environmental noise consultancy, noise control in industry and acoustic engineering research.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Acoustics which provides external validation of the course quality.

Suitable For

This course is designed for technically skilled graduates whose first degree was not necessarily in reproduced sound or acoustics but another engineering or science discipline.

This course is also designed for those currently working in the audio and acoustic industry who wish to expand their expertise, and those wishing to train to begin an acoustic and audio engineering career.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
32 months
part time
32 months


full time
9 months
part time
20 months

Course contact details

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