Acoustics and Audio Postgraduate Study
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
GO FURTHER WITH SALFORD
Take your science and engineering undergraduate qualifications into the exciting field of acoustics.
Build on your existing acoustics and audio knowledge and skills to unlock career growth opportunities.
Experience learning in our professional and research environment as you explore emerging audio technologies and sound management trends. By learning alongside our research teams and industry partners, you can use postgraduate study as a platform into future research.
Acoustics and audio postgraduate courses
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.
- 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)
- 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
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.
Study with Salford
Located just 2km from Manchester city centre, we're at the heart of Greater Manchester - one of the most vibrant and diverse regions in the UK.
With a range of onsite parking, excellent public transport links and Salford Crescent train station a short walk from our enviable parkland campus, commuting here couldn’t be easier.
Fees and funding
A postgraduate qualification can help you stand out in a competitive job market. It’s a great way to invest in your future, which is why we’re committed to giving you the best student experience possible.
We've put together a summary of the essential fees and funding information covering tuition fees, postgraduate loans, potential scholarships and discounts.
How to apply
Whether you want to advance in your existing career, or build new skills to open up new opportunities, a postgraduate qualification with us can help you achieve your goals.
The majority of our postgraduate applications are made directly to us - and the application form can take as little as 20 minutes to complete. Start your journey today.
Learn more about our acoustics and audio-based courses by attending our next open day - we have dates throughout 2022.
You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.