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Audio Production MSc/PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sound Engineering Music Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course is suitable for technology and engineering graduates, who wish to make the transfer into this exciting audio industry. Building on your engineering and technology fundamentals, it provides you with the specialist expert knowledge and a practical skill set, so you are ready to develop a career as a future leader in audio production. New technologies are changing the way people experience sound and audio. With our specialist Audio Production postgraduate degree, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience of sound engineering, music production and audio technology.

During your studies, you'll develop the skills needed to create and deliver professional audio, but also underpin these skills with a sound theoretical acoustics knowledge base. Using a suite of sophisticated recording, tv and radio studios at our MediaCityUK campus, you'll explore the design, management and production of audio across many platforms. Assessment involves a mixture of practical work, report writing, and project work. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of audio, video and new media work to demonstrate to future employers. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course.

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. Audio Production alumni have found careers in audio post-production, freelance sound engineering, convergent technologies (audio, video and new media) and broadcast and have been employed by companies such as BBC, Sky TV and Channel 4.

Different course options

Full time | MediaCity UK | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will learn a range of research techniques appropriate to audio, acoustics and video and the relationship between research questions, research methods and analysis techniques. This will help prepare you for writing your dissertation that takes place in the third semester. Topics studied include literature searching, data types, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and the integration of different research methods. This module belongs to semester two.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class honours degree that must contain significant elements of audio technology or production.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more