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Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control PGDip

Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Noise Pollution Control Noise / Vibration: Hazards / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

This course is ideal if you want to embark on a new career – or advance an existing career – in the field of acoustics and noise control. In this course you gain the knowledge, practical skills and problem-solving abilities which are essential for professional acousticians. The Diploma is useful for individuals from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. Over the last decade it has, for instance, become popular with music technologists.

If you are currently employed, this qualification will broaden your skill set, raise your professional profile and enhance your promotion prospects. If you are just starting out on your career, the Diploma is a stepping stone to roles in local authorities, environmental/noise consultancies and industry. Many of our students finish their studies knowing that they have already secured a job.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will explore the nature and behaviour of sound and vibration, its measurement and noise indices, response of humans to sound and vibration, basics of room acoustics, and the principles of noise control engineering.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £3500 and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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

Students need an undergraduate degree, diploma, or higher national diploma in a science or science related discipline. Non-standard entry candidates are also welcome to apply.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more