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MScSound and Vibration Studies

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £19,570 per year
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There is increasing pressure to make life quieter and to gain a better understanding of how noise and vibration affect people. Our MSc in Sound and Vibration is a full-time master’s degree that offers an academically challenging exposure to modern developments in sound, vibration and signal processing.

Programme structure

The MSc Sound and Vibration programme is taught by experts from the world-leading Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and the range of subjects offered is linked to our research activities.

The programme has been designed to provide flexibility and allow you to tailor your learning to fit your personal interests and career aspirations. Through the wide choice of modules available in the Sound and Vibration Studies Programme, you have the possibility to specialise in one of the three following areas:

Applied Digital Signal Processing
Engineering Acoustics
Structural Dynamics
Specific aims of this MSc programme are:

To enable you to acquire some of the advanced knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in sound, vibration and signal processing.
To develop your ability to apply the academic knowledge gained to practical situations in your chosen discipline.
Through a substantial open-ended research project, to develop your critical and analytical abilities as well as project management skills.
Subsidiary aims are:

To provide a supply of well-trained and motivated graduates for research positions both in the ISVR and elsewhere.
To provide career development opportunities in the broad field of sound, vibration and signal processing, for those seeking a change in employment or enhancement of their first degree.

Full time, the MSc is a full 12-month full-time course, commencing in October. The programme is split into two components: a ‘taught’ component (October to June) and a research component (June to September).

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States