Taught course

Audio Acoustics

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. Alternative qualifications or industrial experience considered using AP(E)L scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Audio Acoustics at Salford:

An in-depth analytical treatment of acoustic engineering as used in audio industry and research
You are taught by world-class audio engineering researchers and acoustic practitioners with international links and impact
Strong and long-standing connections with industrial partners across Europe which inform course content, create collaborative MSc summer project opportunities, and drive graduate recruitment.

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

Why study Audio Acoustics at the University of Salford

The MSc teaching team has strength and breadth and extensive research and consultancy experience
The Acoustics Research Centre is the lead partner in the BBC Audio Research Partnership working closely with BBC R&D at MediaCityUK
We work closely with industry keeping our teaching up to date, addressing the current needs of industry and improving your employability.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Acoustics which provides external validation of the course quality.

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
part time
24-48 months
distance learning
24-48 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545