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Course summary

Gain the technical, scientific, and engineering skills that will enable you to produce high-quality audio solutions and turn your passion for audio into industry-level expertise. Take your passion for audio to the next level with this JAMES-accredited degree. As part of this course, you'll:

  • Understand the physical nature and behaviour of sound and use this to benefit audio production and performance
  • Analyse how audio systems work to be able to design your own solutions
  • Study a blend of engineering, acoustics, programming and electronics
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to acoustic issues and audio design solutions you’ll face in industry
  • Practise finding solutions to audio engineering problems such as predicting and reducing the acoustic impact of rail lines on nearby homes, and designing a public address system to deliver a speech to thousands of listeners
  • Apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts including studio recording, environmental acoustics and sound reproduction systems
Find out more Professional accreditation This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) which encourages the delivery of workshops and lectures from industry professionals. A placement option between your second and third years will provide an opportunity to gain experience in industry. Develop collaborative skills Working with others is often at the forefront of a career in the audio industries. This course will help you to improve your communications skills and confidence, so you’re prepared for working collaboratively in the workplace. Learn from experts You’ll be taught by a teaching team with a wealth of professional experience who continue to work in the audio industry. Many of your tutors are members of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and Audio Engineering Society (AES). Specialist facilities Study in our specialist audio engineering lab and develop your skills in our anechoic chamber and our reverberation room. You'll have a variety of tools to practice acoustic analysis - measuring sound pressure levels, frequency response, and other audio parameters - allowing you to look at how an audio system performs. Specialist software is available to enable you to design your own audio software tools. Why study Audio Engineering at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  • Strong links with the music industry and guest lectures delivered by industry experts
  • Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year of paid employment in industry to build your skills and experience
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  • Access to specialist facilities in the new Leeds School of Arts building


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Analogue & Digital Audio Systems
  • Acoustics & Critical Listening
  • Audio Engineering Skills
  • Audio Electronics
  • Creative Audio Technologies
  • Studio Engineering Techniques
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Audio Transducer Design
  • Audio System Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Level 5 Project
  • Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Audio Engineering Project
  • Sound Reproduction Systems
  • Applied Acoustics
  • Spatial Audio
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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