Audiology Courses - UK Audiology Degrees

This section of the Audiology Resources website contains details of audiology degrees, from around the world. It is intended as a resource for prospective university students who are looking to study an audiology degree at college, in order to qualify to practice audiology as a career. If you are already qualified and looking for short training courses, for professional development and continuing education purposes, please see the audiology events section. Audiology is a multidisciplinary medical / health science degree subject which involves the study of hearing, deafness and balance (vestibular systems), as well as areas of physical science such as acoustics, sound / noise. Please select the country of your choice to view further details of the universites given for each.

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Audiology Degrees in the UK

British FlagThe minimum standard for practice in the UK is the is the bachelors (BSc) course. Alternatively there are also masters (MSc) courses which are available as a top-up for science graduates in other subjects, and for audiological physicians who wish to specialise. There is also one Doctor of Audiology (AuD) course being offered by an american university in the UK. However it should be noted that an AuD is not a mandatory requirement for practice in the UK. Details of undergraduate and postgraduate audiology degree courses (BSc, MSc & AuD), taught in the UK, follow.


BSc Audiology Degrees

The Bachelor of Science is the entry level qualification required for new entrants into the field of Audiology in the UK. It is available at various universities across the United Kingdom.

All applications for BSc programs must be submitted via the UCAS system (audiology related courses typically have the codes: B611, B61A and B610 on the UCAS system). The degree typically takes 3 - 4 years to complete and often includes a clinical placement during the course.

Many changes have recently happened to the audiology undergraduate degree courses in the UK. Some of the universities which were previously offering Audiology BSc degrees have stopped doing them and others are in the process of redeveloping their programmes. These changes are as a result of the courses changing from 4 year degrees funded by the NHS to 3 year degrees, which in most cases are no longer funded.


Please note: a number of Universities in the UK which were running BSc Courses in Audiology until just recently, are no longer doing so. These include: University of Bristol, Queen Margret University College (Edinburgh) and Swansea University.


MSc Audiology Degrees

Masters degrees in the UK are designed for those who would like to work in audiology, but their initial specialism (degree) is not in the field but typically in another scientific degree or medicine.

Various types of audiology MSc courses are offered across the United Kingdom, ranging from Audiology and Audiological Science, for those who have other science or health related degrees, through to Audiological Medicine for physicians who already have a MBBS or MD and who would like to specialise in Audiology.



Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

The Doctor of Audiology is for audiological scientists and physicians who wish to further their studies, having already attained an MSc in the area.

  • Nova Southeastern University Programme in London, UK
    The Doctor of Audiology programme is the first of its type in the United Kingdom. It has been developed by Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). The course content is designed to augment and expand the academic and professional experience that the working professional in Audiology has achieved. Internationally renowned professors offer the most diverse and advanced professional degree programme in the world. Courses are offered and are taught live in London.


Please note: due to the multidisciplinary nature of an audiology degree the university department / school which runs the audiology degree, and the university faculty, it belongs to can vary from one university to the next. In some universities the degree is run by a specialist audiology school, or department, whilst in others a school encompansing a broader range of allied subjects runs the degree. These schools / departments include: heathcare science, life sciences, medical sciences, bio-medicine / bio-medical sciences, medicine, speech therapy / linguistics, human communication disorders, psychological sciences / psychology and rehabilitation sciences.

For more information, and / or questions related to entrance requirements and fees, about any of the audiology degrees listed above, or about any grants scholarships or funding opportunities at the listed universities, please contact the institutions and colleges directly. The links provided on this page have been all tested at the time of listing. However, due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, links do change and disappear. Please let us know if any of the above links no longer work, or if you think some others should be added.



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Other Useful Resources & Tips For Prospective Audiology University Students

Other useful educational tools within this website for students include: the latest audiology news stories and audiology games & puzzles in the fun stuff section. You may also find the audiology student forums on this website interesting reading.

More Tips: As well as enquiring about scholarships and grants from the colleges / universities you are interested in, don't forget to find out about other student discounts available, in the locality you hope to study in, these can include everything from student travel discounts, to useful every day items like pens, pencils, books and discounted software for students. Students can also often get discounts from national and local professional audiology associations. In addition the audiology professional associations often let university students studying an audiology degree attend their audiology meetings and conferences at a discounted rate so it would be wise to keep and eye out for these as well, as attending these would be all good for your expanded educational experience.



Page last updated: 7th July 2012


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