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Course summary

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 Put your knowledge into practice The Leeds School of Arts Building features a plethora of audio systems and acoustic environments to experience and discuss. State-of-the-art acoustics facilities will enable you to put key measurement standards and guidance into practice in professional-level environments. The delivery of this course in a busy city centre environment will allow plenty of opportunity to get out of the classroom and to experience and make measurements of real-world noise problems. Regional industry links The presence of ITV and the BBC in Leeds, combined with the recent relocation of Channel 4, provides local employment opportunities both for specialist freelancers and small businesses. You’ll also have easy access to Media City, in Salford, a hub of audio, visual and broadcast activity.


How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. 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.


English language requirements

All applicants should satisfy our University English Language requirements.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Audio & Acoustics at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS