Acoustics and Audio Postgraduate Study

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We come into contact with acoustics and audio every day, often in ways don’t fully realise or understand. From headphone moments and live  gigs to the vibrations of our transport to tranquil homes, sound – good or bad – makes a difference to our wellbeing. Learn how you can build a better sounding world with a postgraduate degree.

Start an acoustics and audio career path in 2022

Ready for a career change in 2022? With one of our acoustics and audio postgraduate courses, you can refocus, upskill or specialise. Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer postgraduate courses in acoustics and audio production that can be the start of the next chapter in your career.

Learn more about our range of acoustics and audio postgraduate courses, explore course content and speak to the course teams, by attending our next Open Day


Acoustics and audio postgraduate courses

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Led by expert tutors, our range of postgraduate acoustic and audio-focused courses explore the science of sound, vibration and its human impact.

Flexible learning pathways

Our modular postgraduate courses are available with flexible study pathways, including full-time and part-time study, so you can achieve your learning goals and keep your current commitments.

Research-led and industry-focused

For over 60 years, Salford has pioneered acoustics study and research to develop new knowledge, noise legislation and commercial audio products. Led by expert tutors, you will benefit from comprehensive suite of world-class acoustic laboratories.

Acoustics and audio postgraduate courses at Salford

Acoustics (MSc/PgDip)

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  • Study topics including architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics, dynamics and vibration, computer modelling and measurement
  • Have the opportunity to study specialist modules in digital signal processing and advanced loudspeaker and microphone design
  • Available with full-time and part-time either on campus or distance learning

Audio Production (MSc/PgDip)

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  • Experience learning in audio-post recording, radio and TV studios as you study audio engineering and production at our sophisticated MediaCityUK campus, next door the BBC and ITV
  • Develop advanced skills highly-sought by communication, media and entertainment industries
  • Available with full-time and part-time study pathways

Postgraduate research programmes

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A research programme at Salford can take your passion for acoustics and audio further. 

We engage in a wide range of research fields, including architectural and building acoustics, audio, environmental noise and soundscapes, psychoacoustics, signal processing, materials and vibro-acoustics.

We currently offer MRes, MPhil and PhD programmes in acoustics and audio research.

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