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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sound Engineering Music Composition

Course type


Course Summary

Explore the very latest technologies, techniques and practices in audio and acoustics. This course will prepare you for a career in a fast-changing and exciting industry.

The role of acoustics in the built environment and the impact of sound and noise on society is a growing area of research and practice.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Understand acoustic design and practice as a vital component in environments where creative industries function
  • Recognise the intrinsic relationship between audio systems and the environments in which they operate
  • Develop a broad understanding of the behaviour of sound in all scenarios
  • Build technical and practical skills in the measurement, evaluation and design of audio systems and acoustic environments
  • Explore the areas of interfacing, interactivity and spatial audio
  • Practise listening to audio systems and acoustic environments and develop your ability to complete their set up and evaluation independently


Study the fundamentals of measurement, design and evaluation of audio and acoustic systems. You'll develop the key knowledge and skills to work with a variety of audio systems. You'll learn to take a methodical approach and apply industry standards and guidance to measurement and problem-solving.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music Technology, Audio Engineering or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.