Environmental Acoustics

University of Salford

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
14670 GBP/year
7920 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Environmental Acoustics degree offered at University of Salford is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in environmental acoustics, whether in consultancy, local / central government or in research. 


Environmental Acoustics degree offered at University of Salford is suitable for numerate science and technology graduates, or working professional, who wish to move to the acoustics industry or build specific knowledge of environments acoustics. Building on the engineering fundamentals, it provides you with specialist knowledge and skills, so you are ready to develop a career as a future leader in environment acoustics. 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 one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in audio and acoustics. The course is delivered by an acoustics academic team at the very pinnacle of the profession. By taking this course, you'll be joining a community of alumni working at the heart of many leading sound and acoustics-focused companies and organisations throughout the world. 


MSc Environmental Acoustics aims to meet the needs of students or professionals wanting a career dealing with building design, noise, and its management. 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. With noise being a significant problem worldwide, there is an increasing demand from companies who need graduates and professionals who can solve environment noise challenges.We have over 25 years’ experience nurturing graduates into audio and acoustics consultancy, research, development and design roles at leading companies such as Apple, Dolby, and the BBC, plus every major acoustic consultancy in the world. Typically areas of employment for our alumni include acoustics and audio engineering research, noise management, broadcasting, loudspeaker and audio system design, and consumer audio product development. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Acoustics and Vibration
  • Measurement, Analysis and Assessment
  • Loudspeaker and Microphones
  • Environmental Noise Measurement
  • Psychoacoustics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second-class degree in a numerate engineering or science discipline. All applicants must have a significant grounding in engineering mathematic
  • We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
  • The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14670 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • £1,320 per 30 credit module

Distance learning:

  • UK/EU: £7,920
  • International: £14,760


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Environmental Acoustics
University of Salford


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