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Acoustics / Noise Control PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Noise Pollution Control Noise / Vibration: Hazards / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Awarded by the Institute of Acoustics, this course aims to equip you with a thorough understanding of the nature of noise and the ways in which it can be controlled in the environment, the workplace and in buildings. Extending over 12 months, our course is taught through lectures, laboratory classes and via our web-based Virtual Learning Environment. There is an emphasis on relating the theory of acoustics to the solution of practical noise problems.

This qualification is well respected in the environmental protection field. The IoA Diploma is a required qualification for many senior posts in local authorities and private sector organisations, and you will be able to apply for professional membership of the IoA after graduating from this course. We have excellent links with employers, and many of our students have secured jobs in the consultancy and manufacturing sectors during or immediately after completing their course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This is a laboratory based module based around a wide range of practical investigations which are chosen to support and develop the ideas introduced in the General Principles module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree, or a postgraduate qualification, in the cognate subjects of Environmental Health, Health Science, Music Technologies, Science, Engineering or Architecture, 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. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.