What will I learn?

Sound is everywhere: speech, music, noise. Acoustics is about exploring the physics of these sounds and the psychology of how people react when hearing them. Acoustical engineering has endless applications, from designing loudspeakers in smart phones to creating classrooms where noise doesn’t interrupt learning. Where there is sound, there is potential to improve it through Acoustical Engineering.Salford has pioneered acoustics teaching and research for over 60 years. Our acoustical and audio engineering degree course will guide you through the creative science and engineering involved in shaping and managing sound, whether creating sound technology for games or designing warning sound systems for electronic cars. Based in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll use specialist acoustic laboratories like our anechoic chambers and learn from lecturers who carry out world-leading acoustics research, including R&D for the acoustic and audio industry. Initially, you’ll gain an understanding of the mathematics and physics of acoustics, exploring audio systems, analogue electronics, digital signal processing and architectural acoustics. As you progress, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, choosing optional modules in areas such as speech, environmental noise and sound perception.Our graduates have great prospects for a career in the acoustic and audio industries. Salford alumni have gone on to work with leading companies, including Apple, Arup, Bang and Olufsen, BBC, Bentley, Dyson, Dolby and Google. **Features**This course is an integrated Masters pathway. - Learn the design principles that achieve the best possible audio reproduction in modern music products, recording studios, loudspeakers and venues- Discover how music, speech and other sounds are perceived and how this influences the design of applications, products and buildings- Study a course that has a unique and varied mix of topics: physics, computing, engineering, psychology- Opportunities to carry out a paid industrial placement year with world renowned companies- This course is recognised by the UK Institute of Acoustics as a route to Chartered Engineer statusFind out more from our graduate student Elle, who got the chance to do a placement at Glastonbury! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhy6YcZfJr0&list=PLOL5EpA70CAblarKUR3_StdM710YZEDPH&index=34&t=0s

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

21 September 2020


Main Site

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will need: a combined score of SAT I of at least 1260 with an individual minimum score in mathematics of 570 /800 and an individual minimum score of 610/800 in the evidence-based reading and writing section; or ACT with a score of at least 26; or grade 3, 3, 4 in three Advanced Placement Tests (APs) in specified subjects; or SAT II in three specified subjects at 575 or better (we will accept tests interchangeably as long as in total three subject areas are covered). We require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

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About this uni

The University of Salford is a thriving institution with a global presence based in Manchester in the north of England.

  • Excellent campus near Manchester city centre
  • Generous scholarships for international students
  • Specific International Foundation Years offered
  • GBP 5 million awarded in five years for scholarships