Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aston University

Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year)

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Course summary

This course has been designed specifically for students who have previously completed the foundation degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at Aston, or a similar course at a recognised UK institution. You’ll gain direct entry into the final year of our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) course, where you will learn a blend of healthcare sciences, audiology, clinical practice and applied research methods. By continuing to work full time while you study; you will be able to earn while you progress your career. During your time on the course you will:

  • Learn advanced auditory intervention techniques aimed at helping children and adults.
  • Learn in detail about the hearing and balance mechanisms, their structure, function and rehabilitation.
  • Develop your professional practice techniques in our clinical skills lab.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in a specialised area of audiology.
  • Carry out and complete your own in-depth research project.
What accreditations does the Audiology course at Aston have? The course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science, Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health and Care Professions Council. Course outline Throughout your time at Aston, you’ll learn a range of skills like; how to test the hearing of new-born babies, how to help people hear with cochlear implants, and how to test a patient’s hearing by looking at their brain waves. You will have access to leading expertise, facilities, and technology not available at any other UK university and we ensure you experience hands-on learning that will prepare you for a rewarding career that changes and improves people’s lives. You will study the following core modules:
  • Advanced Auditory Intervention
  • Audiological Science
  • Clinical and Professional Practice
  • Specialist Audiological Assessment
  • Research Project.
In addition to carrying out routine audiology practice, your employer MUST arrange your placement access to the specialist areas of vestibular sciences and paediatric audiology.


Study specialist clinical areas of audiology like balance assessment, research a chosen area of audiology in your dissertation, and prepare for your future career by putting your theoretical learning and clinical skills into practice in your workplace. Core modules: Advanced Auditory Intervention, Audiological Science, Clinical and Professional Practice, Specialist Audiological Assessment, and Research Project. For more information, please visit our website.

Assessment method

As an audiology student at Aston University, you’ll be studying under our experienced audiology teaching and support team, who come from a variety of NHS, independent sector, and research backgrounds. When on campus, you’ll be spending time in our impressive facilities learning and developing your clinical skills, which you’ll then get the opportunity to put into practice in your workplace. Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work, report writing, seminars and presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note, applications must be submitted via UCAS by mid June to allow time for compulsorily audits to be performed. We welcome applicants who have completed the Aston University Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology, as well as those who have completed a similar Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at a recognised UK institution to apply for this direct entry to final year progression route. This Level 6 top-up programme is suitable for practicing Hearing Aid Audiologists with relevant professional body registration (e.g. Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser with Health and Care Professions Council). Please see our webpage for full details of the entry requirements for this programme.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Student Outcomes

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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
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,550 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2023 entry. 2024 tuition fees are presently unavailable and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2023 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.

Sponsorship information

You must also have a formal arrangement in place between the service and the specialist service(s) (either Private or NHS Provision) and confirmation of this from the Head of Service and your Employer to state this.

Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS