How will I study acoustics and audio?

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, our range of acoustic and audio-focused degree courses explore the science of sound, vibration and its human impact, to prepare you for a career where you can engineer a better sounding world.

Laboratory and studio practicals

Acoustics at Salford

Salford is home to some ground-breaking and world-class facilities. As an audio and acoustics student, you’ll have access to a range of laboratories and studios that will develop your skills.

Our acoustic laboratories are equipped with a full range of specialist test environments, including an anechoic chamber and two semi-anechoic chambers, a transmission suite, reverberation chambers, an ITU standard listening room, a 3D Ambisonic listening booth and audiometric test facilities.

We also have a range of professional recording studios at both our Peel Park and MediaCityUK campuses, each equipped with industry standard software and equipment. With both digital and analogue desks, a variety of outboard equipment, surround sound monitoring, and post-production and mastering facilities available, you will have plenty of opportunities to put your media engineering skills into practice.

Lectures and Tutorials

An audio mixing desk

Exploring the science of sound and built on a foundation of physics and mathematics, studying audio and acoustics will provide you with specialist knowledge to apply across a wide range of industries. Throughout your course, you will experience small-group teaching to guide you through this creative area of science and engineering. You will follow carefully-designed modules that embed theoretical knowledge and creative application, and nurture your transferable skills so you can become a world-class acoustic and audio professional.

Self-Directed Study

Inside Clifford Whitworth library

Our recently-refurbished Clifford Whitworth Library has physical and virtual resources that will support your acoustics and audio studies. The modern learning space includes computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to journals, databases, and software.

With an onsite cafe, breakout areas, comfy chairs and 24-hour access, it is also the perfect place for writing up seminar notes and finalising assignments - day or night!