Acoustics Education


Learn about the top UK Institutions offering Acoustics Education courses accredited by the IOA.





The University of Salford

Salford University established an Acoustics Department in 1975 and it has been a leading national centre ever since. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in acoustics:

  • BENG (HONS) Audio Acoustics (with Acoustics Engineering Pathway)
  • MSC/PGDIP Acoustics

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The ISVR -Southampton University

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and training in acoustics and vibration. All Southampton University’s acoustical engineering degree courses are taught in the ISVR:

  • H722 MENG/BENG(HONS) Acoustical Engineering (4/3 years)
  • MSC Sound and Vibration Studies

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Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett’s facilities are what make it stand out from the crowd Рyou will have access to a phenomenal array of the latest equipment. If you’re an audio professional, Leeds Beckett can help you formalise your knowledge of acoustics and live sound. Here are the courses offered by Leeds Beckett:

  • MSC Audio Engineering
  • Certificate Course in the Management of Occupational Exposure to Hand Arm Vibration (IOA Course)
  • Certificate of Competence Workplace Noise Risk Assessment (IOA Course)
  • Certificate of Competence Environmental Noise Measurement (IOA Course)
  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (IOA Course)

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The University of Derby

The University of Derby is a modern, innovative education provider that achieved its university status in 1992. Being acoustics one of its key teaching areas, the University offers the following courses:

  • MSC Applied Acoustics
  • Certificate of Competence Workplace Noise Risk Assessment (IOA Course)
  • Certificate of Competence Environmental Noise Measurement (IOA Course)
  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (IOA Course)

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London Southbank University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering. LSBU has been running education programs in acoustics for over 30 years and has extremely well equipped laboratories.

  • MSC Environmental and Architectural Acoustics
  • Certificate of Competence Environmental Noise Measurement (IOA course)
  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (IOA course)

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The Institute of Acoustics

The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) offers a range of professionally recognized courses for those interested working in any aspect of acoustics. These cover general principles and specific applications including building acoustics and the management, regulation and control of noise and vibration in the workplace and environment:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Anti-social Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 – Noise Measurements (ASBA)
  • Certificate Course in Building Acoustic Measurements
  • Certificate Course in the Management of Occupational Exposure to Hand Arm Vibration
  • Certificate of Competence Workplace Noise Risk Assessment
  • Certificate of Competence Environmental Noise Measurement
  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control

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