Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year)

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Course summary

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Specifically designed for students who have previously completed a 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. Healthcare scientists use scientific methods to test and treat people who have a range of health conditions. Those specialising in audiology work in hospitals and health clinics, assessing people’s hearing and balance, and managing conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. Audiologists are key medical professionals who work to identify and treat disorders that occur in the auditory and vestibular system. With a rising demand for professionals in this field, our audiology course is designed to equip you for practice in the healthcare industry. During this final year course, you will study a series of taught modules, whilst continuing to be employed by your audiology employer. 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. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) which is part of healthcare Education England (HEE) and by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS), Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health & Care Professions Council.
  • Opportunity for those already working in audiology to expand their career options.
  • 2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).
  • 5th in the UK for graduate prospects (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).

Course details


Throughout the year you will study a range of key topics such as audiological science. You will also develop a wide range of skills required for a career in healthcare science and audiology by studying areas such as specialist audiological assessment. In addition you will have the opportunity to complete a research project in a specialist area of your choosing. Full details on modules can be found on our website.

Assessment method

Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work, report writing, seminars and presentations.

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 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

·Applications must be made via UCAS (Deadline = 30th March 2020: This is to allow for time for the audits to be performed) ·MUST pass the Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology with a Distinction. ·MUST pass the workplace clinical audit. Aston University organises this once the application has been received and undergone initial admissions review. ·Demonstrate that you are working and maintaining competence in performing the Scope of Practice in the FD role by uploading a reference from your current employer to certify this and submit it along with your application. ·MUST be able to gain access to the specialist areas (Paediatric and Vestibular) by having a formal arrangement in place between your employer and the specialist service(s) (either Private or NHS Provision). The confirmation of this from your employer and Head of Service MUST be provided along with the application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18900 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity ** International Students: Tuition fees for international 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. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

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.

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