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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The creation, control, and delivery of high-quality audio, are crucial elements of the rapidly expanding communication, media and entertainment industries. Help to build a better sounding world with a postgraduate degree in Audio Acoustics.

Available with full and part-time study paths, the course is recommended for numerate science graduates, who wish to join the exciting sound and acoustics industry. The course is designed to nurture your specialist knowledge and shape your practical skill set, so you are ready to develop a career as a future leader in audio technology.

The course is endorsed by the Institute of Acoustics for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements for Corporate Membership of the Institute. Graduates may attain Engineering Council registration via the Institute of Acoustics.

Salford is a leading UK centre for audio and acoustics research and teaching. Led by an expert team, you'll be joining a community of academics and alumni working at the heart of many leading sound and acoustics-focused companies and organisations throughout the world.

You will:

  • Study core topics including architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics, dynamics and vibration, computer modelling and measurement
  • Have the opportunity to study specialist modules in digital signal processing and advanced loudspeaker and microphone design
  • Benefit from extensive audio and acoustics facilities, including our world-class Anechoic chamber
  • Explore how sound behaves and moves between rooms, examining the quality of internal and external soundscapes
  • Develop techniques to measure the impact and effects of sound on people (psychoacoustics)

EMPLOYMENT

Acousticians with engineering, science and mathematical skills are in short supply, which puts you in a strong position to build a career once you've graduated.

Typically areas of employment include acoustics and audio engineering research, broadcast engineering, loudspeaker and audio system design, and consumer audio product development.

Many of our acoustics graduates have progressed into roles in audio and acoustics consultancy, research, development, and design roles. Today, you'll find our alumni working at Apple, Dolby,BBC, plus every major acoustic consultancy in the world.

CAREER LINKS

Salford is accredited to perform twelve types of test via our world-class facilities that are maintained by commercially-funded technicians. We also have a UKAS-accredited Calibration Laboratory which provides a full-scale commercial service to industry.

Our acoustics team holds strong industry links nurtured through collaborative research and projects based at our commercial test laboratories. These connections ensure that the programme is aligned with the latest research findings and developments.

Recent projects include creating integrated virtual models for acoustic design with Dyson, wind turbine noise auralisation and subjective testing with DELTA and DEFRA, acoustics for auralisation with Arup, the S3A Future Spatial Audio project with the BBC and SALSA (Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio) system with DTS and Fairlight.

We regularly share research outputs with industry partners and acoustics network. Recent masterclasses include acoustic consultancy with RBA Acoustics, noise mapping software with Cambell Associates, environmental noise with WSP/Parcel, railway noise and vibration with AECOM, NVH infotainment with JaguarLandRover, and measurement microphone technology with GRAS.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,030per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    83rd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 71 4

    34th out of 87 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    122 53%

    45th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    51st

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    5th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    145 71%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    31st

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    20th

    4

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