Study Acoustics, Audio and Sound at Salford

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Create a better sounding world study acoustics, audio and sound

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Close your eyes. Listen. Those noises and vibrations that you hear and feel are part of acoustics – the science of sound.

We come into contact with acoustics every day, often in ways we don’t fully realise or understand. From headphone moments and live gigs to noisy cities, sound – good or bad – makes a difference to our wellbeing.

By studying the fascinating field of acoustics and audio, you can explore how sound is created, shaped and managed. With exciting careers you'll want to hear about, read on and discover how you can engineer a better sounding world.

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Start your study journey, explore our labs and meet the course team. Sign up for our next campus Open Day on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Why study acoustics, audio and sound?

  • Unwanted noise is an important concern in our increasingly busy world.  Acoustical, audio and sound engineers are in demand across multiple sectors. They work to create superior soundscapes in buildings, reduce noise and vibration, and develop new audio experiences that bring music to life.

  • Explore psychoacoustics and how humans respond to sound. Using advanced and emerging technology, acousticians are looking at ways we can manage sound and noise to improve our wellbeing.

  • Learn to map soundscapes that influence the design of buildings. From convert halls to football stadiums, acoustic consultants apply their knowledge to ensure audiences have memorable experiences.

  • Develop sound for high quality sound. By applying their technical studio skills, sound engineers make sure that the music sounds better on all of your media devices.

ACOUSTICS, AUDIO AND SOUND THE SALFORD EXPERIENCE

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Immersive learning. Research-led. Industry focused.

For over 60 years, we've pioneered acoustics teaching and research. This legacy makes Salford one of the best places in the UK to study acoustics, audio and sound.

  • Follow a practical, hands-on curriculum shaped by industry and informed by our world-class acoustics research
  • Benefit from live briefs, guest lectures and real-world challenges as you build your technical knowledge and shape transferable career-ready skills
  • Learn using the same advanced listening rooms, editing suites and reverberation chambers as used by our current industry partners and researchers

Explore our acoustics, audio and sound-based degree courses

Acoustical and Audio Engineering

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Acoustics study blends the physics of sound with the psychology of how people react to noise and vibration. 

Get into this fascinating field with one of our Acoustical and Audio Engineering degrees. 

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

Looking to start your studies in September 2022? Use the UCAS links below to apply now.

BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering

MEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering

Sound Engineering and Production

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Sound engineers shape how we perceive live and recorded sound.

Develop advanced professional knowledge and studio skills to the highest standard with our Sound Engineering and Production degree.

Explore our Sound Engineering and Production degree courses:

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Experience

Looking to start your studies in September 2022? Use the UCAS links below to apply now.

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Experience

CAMPUS LIFE BIG CITY BUZZ

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University life is not just about what you study - where you study matters too.

Our amazing location blends the beauty of our parkland campus with the buzz of central Manchester on our doorstep - not to mention great transport links to explore the North West. 

This winning combination makes Salford a great study destination. Come and take a look.

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