Study Acoustics, Audio and Sound at Salford

Students in the anechoic chamber

Unwanted noise is an important concern in our increasingly busy world. Acoustical engineers are in 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.

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

Acoustical and Audio Engineering

Students in the anechoic chamber

Acoustics explores the physics of sound and the psychology of how people react to noise and vibration. Prepare for a rewarding future career where you can create a better sounding world with our BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering degree. 

Explore our acoustical and audio degree courses

BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering 

BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering with Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering



Sound Engineering and Production

An audio mixing desk

Sound engineers are essential to how we perceive live and recorded sound. From engineering studio sessions, to creative sound design, to ensuring high quality live sound for concerts and events, you'll develop the professional knowledge to experience and deliver audio at the highest standard. 

Explore our Sound Engineering and Production degree courses:

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Experience


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, explore course modules, tour our labs and speak to the course team by attending our next open day.


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 or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).



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 campus which is home to everything from listening rooms and editing suites, to reverberation chambers and our anechoic chamber


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?

You can apply now via UCAS for courses starting in September 2022. You have until 26 January to submit your application. If you are ready to apply for one of our acoustics and audio 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

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us via email at or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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.