Study Acoustics and Audio at Salford

Students in the anechoic chamber

Unwanted noise is an increasingly important concern in our increasingly busy world. Acoustical engineers are in increasing demand across multiple sectors, as they work to create superior sound in buildings, reduce noise and vibration in transport, and engineer new audio systems that bring music to life. With an acoustics-based degree, you can join them.

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. 

Acoustics and audio degree courses at Salford

Sound Engineering and Production

Start your journey with an open day

Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.

Learn more about studying acoustics and audio by visiting our next Open Day.

You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING ACOUSTICS AND AUDIO

What facilities will I have access to?

Depending on your course, we have a range of world-class facilities for Acoustics, Audio and Video students to access. Our Acoustics Laboratories, for example, have a range of specialist test environments, from an anechoic chamber to transmission suites and reverberation chambers.

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Where have students done their placements in the past?

With a huge number of relevant work placements available, students across our acoustics, audio and video courses have secured placements with a variety of organisations, with some completing multiple placements throughout their time at university.

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What career paths will be open to me when I graduate?

Each of our acoustic and audio courses will prepare you for a range of vocational careers across the audio and media industries. Graduates often progress into roles including studio engineer, broadcast engineer, product developer, acoustics consultant and more.

Today, you'll find course alumni working at companies including Apple, Dolby, Arup, Bang and Olufson, Jaguar Land Rover and Salford City Football Club. 

Will I have access to recording studios while I'm studying?

Yes, we have an online booking system for students to reserve studio time. It's completely free and we always encourage students to bring any bands in to record.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your architecture studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).

WHY STUDY ACOUSTICS, AUDIO AND VIDEO AT SALFORD

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Experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments and industry collaboration, and informed by current industry practice and impressive academic research

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Benefit from live briefs, guest lectures and real-world scenarios as you build your acoustics and audiovisual knowledge

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Learn in our industry-standard studios and facilities at our Peel Park campus which is home to everything from listening rooms and editing suites, to reverberation chambers and our anechoic chamber

CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ.

Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

If you are ready to apply for one of our acoustics courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering

MEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production

Looking for postgraduate courses?

Acoustic lab student

Salford is also a leading centre for acoustics and audio postgraduate study and research.

We offer a range of focused postgraduate-taught courses alongside research programmes that include MRes, MPhil and PhD opportunities.