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. 

Start your journey with an Open Day

Get closer to studying acoustics audio and sound, explore our labs and meet the course team. Sign up for our next campus Open Day on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Explore our Acoustics, audio and sound-based degree courses

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

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

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

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

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production


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.

Watch our acoustic facilities video >>

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.

Read Elle's blog >>

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).

The Salford Experience


Immersive learning. Follow a practical, hands-on curriculum shaped by industry and informed by our world-class acoustics research


Industry-focused. Benefit from live briefs, guest lectures and real-world challenges as you build your knowledge and shape career-ready skills


World-class facilities. Learn using the same advanced listening rooms, editing suites and reverberation chambers used by our industry partners and researchers


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

Our amazing location blends the beauty of our parkland campus, the buzz of Manchester on our doorstep and great transport to incredible places around the North West. 

This incredible combination makes Salford a brilliant study destination. Come and take a look.