Advanced Hearing Therapy Practice at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

The course aims to allow graduates with an interest in audiology and related fields e.g. psychology, speech and language therapy etc, to enhance their understanding and practice of adult rehabilitation and research. As an audiologist or healthcare scientist, studying this course will enhance your clinical practice and research skills in addition to developing your level of specialisation. This will enable you to better assimilate and process academic knowledge to provide complex rehabilitation to adults with hearing needs. The programme is based on blended-learning to enable it to be conducted while you remain in practice and applying the knowledge you gain from lectures to complete you assignments and case records based on theory and evidence-based practice. The number of taught elements taken at any time is flexible:

  • MSc. programme requires six taught modules (120 credits) to be undertaken along with a research methods tuition and written research dissertation (60 credits total) (all within 5-6 years)
  • DHearing Therapy requires nine taught modules (180 credits) plus a full practice-based research project (all within 6-7 years)
  • Research Methods is a core module for MSc. and doctorate students.
Taught modules are available once per year, with start dates 1st October, and are either 15 or 30 credits each (nominally equivalent to 150-300 hours of student learning). All modules (excluding Hearing Therapy Counselling and Communication Skills) consist of remote access lectures with online tests for feedback and a module coursework assignment, such as an essay related to the module.

Assessment method

This course is delivered via blended learning - primarily with distance learning as well as some essential on campus face to face delivery. Modules are either 15 or 30 credits. Core learning modules for Hearing Therapy (Hearing Therapy Counselling and Communication studies and Health Behaviours ) are both 30 credits. This is equivalent to 300 hours of student learning. The dissertation (60 credits) comprises modules in research methods and a research proposal as well as a final research project. Modules consist of remote access lectures with electronic formative assessments and a module coursework assignment such as reflective case records, or an essay/literature review related to the module.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Applicants typically possess a good honours degree (minimum upper 2nd class) from a recognised university. We will also consider applicants with relevant professional experience on a case by case basis. International applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. (Please note due to the delivery method, this course cannot be taken by students who require a Tier 4 visa). Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage. The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

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Advanced Hearing Therapy Practice at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS