Taught course

Acoustical and Vibration Engineering

University of Southampton · Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

You'll develop expert knowledge of the latest modern developments in sound, vibration and signal, whilst you study at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR).

You'll study engineering acoustics, vibrations in structures, applied signal processing, underwater acoustics, and human effects of sound and vibration.

You can choose a general pathway of Acoustics and Vibration or specialise further in either a Signal Processing or Structural Vibration pathway.

You'll graduate with the skills needed for a career in acoustical engineering or for continued study at PhD level. Acoustical engineers are in great demand. Previous students now work in industry and consultancy covering roles in noise control, building acoustics, audio engineering and much more.

You'll work on a wide range of real-world applications during your Master's, preparing you for your career. You can study this Master's without prior knowledge of acoustics.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency:

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651