Study Acoustics, Audio and Video at Salford


By choosing to study audio and acoustics at university, you're starting a fascinating journey - and opening up some exciting career paths. The impact of noise is an increasingly important concern in society and opportunities are emerging to support noise consultancy, product design and media production.  

For over 60 years, Salford has pioneered the study, research and commercial work of acoustics, audio and vibration. Now one of the UK’s leading centres for this vitally important branch of physics, we offer a range of career-focused courses where you can explore the science of sound and create a better sounding world.

Find out more about studying acoustics and audio by joining our next online Open Day on Saturday 28 November.

You can chat to our expert acoustics and audio tutors, get application advice, 'virtually' explore our campus, and find out more about life as a Salford student.



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


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


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


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. Our MediaCityUK campus is home to our Audio Production suites and TV Studios, providing students with access to multi-million pound Pro Tools enabled studios, 3D animation suites, post-production software and more!

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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. Hear from BSc (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering student Elle about her placement experiences.

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

Each of our acoustic, audio and video courses will prepare you for a range of vocational careers across the audio and media industries. Graduates from these courses often progress into roles including studio engineer, broadcast engineer, product developer, acoustics consultant, gaming audio engineer, technical engineer, media technician, colourist, and MCR gallery operator. Course alumni have gone on to work for 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.


Studying at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.


Acoustical and Audio Engineering

Recognised by the UK Institute of Acoustics with a route to Chartered Engineer status, our acoustical and audio engineering degree will guide you through the creative science and engineering, whether its used to manage sound for virtual reality, or create noise barriers for high speed rail.

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Sound Engineering and Production

As digital listening experiences expand, and listeners engage on different devices and in different locations, sound quality and delivery is paramount. Combining audio engineering theory and studio-based delivery, this practical degree will equip you with the skills to build a career in the performance industry.

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Professional Sound and Video Technology

Dynamic platforms are creating more engaging audio, visual and web content. If you’re looking to blend science, technology and creativity, and build skills for exciting global career opportunities, our Professional Sound and Video Technology degree course can help you to unleash your potential.

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