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What will I learn?

Course description

If you’re a professional acoustician, you can top up your existing qualifications to achieve a highly regarded master’s degree – all by distance learning

  • Study at a leading centre with over 30 years’ experience of delivering acoustics courses
  • Boost your career prospects by gaining a recognised masters degree which will set you apart within the profession
  • Build on your basic acoustics knowledge and gain the high-level skills to review different methods of noise assessment and control
  • Adopt interdisciplinary approaches to solving acoustic problems and draw on real-world case studies
  • Undertake work-based projects which are tailored to your current role and the needs of your employer
  • Choose between full-time and part-time routes to the MSc and enjoy all the benefits and convenience of distance learning
  • Learn from experienced acousticians renowned for their wide-ranging consultancy work and influential research

Careers

Gaining the MSc will enhance your career and promotion prospects, paving the way to more senior roles in industry, consultancy, local authorities and statutory bodies.

It will help you continue your professional development, bring you up to date with the challenges facing acousticians today and give you insights into latest methods of assessment and control.

You’ll also develop valuable research, critical thinking and analytical skills which will serve you well as you advance your career.

If you’d like to pursue further academic research, the MSc is also an excellent platform for studying at PhD level.

Which department am I in?

University of Derby

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£2,715 for 60 credit Independent Project

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

University of Derby

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Bachelors Degree. Please refer the university website for standard and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

For international students

Students need to hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a science or relevant discipline. It is preferred that prior to this course students will have completed the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control, however, if they do not hold the IOA Diploma but wish to complete the MSc in Applied Acoustics. Students need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Derby

As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to students.

  • Number one UK Modern University for multicultural learning
  • Gold rated by Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience*
  • Top 10 for international student learning experience*