Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

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Course summary

Swansea University’s Audiology degree will give you an expert understanding of the science of hearing, balance, and the associated pathological conditions that affect them. This three-year course combines rigorous academic and theoretical work with the extensive practical clinical experience you need for employment in this growing profession. You will learn to assess hearing capacity and balance function using the latest diagnostic equipment and software applications in our clinical and research facilities. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow you to learn and practice your clinical and technical skills in our simulated clinical practice rooms. Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, each room offers a unique environment that replicates a wide range of realistic clinical settings. The rooms provide an excellent opportunity for you to put theory into practice and gain confidence and experience in clinical environments. You’ll observe audiology clinics in our on-campus Health and Wellbeing Academy, gain experience in commercial settings and go on to build your skills and confidence in clinical work placements at hospitals across Wales. You will spend around half of your course on clinical placements giving you greater insight into the skills you have learnt with our expert clinical teaching team. Clinical Placements will teach you how to present to patients and will embed your learning into your practise. The course is accredited by all the major regulatory bodies, and you will benefit from our strong links with the NHS and local health boards, with our nearest hospital being next to our Singleton Park campus. Many of our academic staff in Health Sciences are also practising clinicians, providing invaluable professional insight and expertise. You will also join a university that is: • TEF Gold - A Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022

Course details


Year 1 Professional Practice 1 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science Neurosensory Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Neurosensory Science Neurosensory Clinical Measurement and Treatment Year 2 Professional Practice 2 Research Methods and Statistics Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1 (Audiology) Audiological Science 1 Sensory Aids 1 Vestibular Assessment and Management The Developing Person Year 3 Professional Practice 3 Healthcare Science Research Project Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2 (Audiology) Audiological Science 2 Sensory Aids 2 Introduction to Tinnitus

Assessment method

You will be assessed via a variety of methods throughout the three years of study. You will complete written examinations, written assignments, presentations, case-based discussions and assessments of clinical competency. In year three, you will have the chance to complete a research project in your chosen healthcare science programme. The results of this will be presented as part of your dissertation and you will be involved in a peer-assessment scientific poster presentation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is open to UK applicants only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: A minimum of five grade A*-C GCSE passes, including Welsh/English language, Maths and Science. If you are offered a place you will need a satisfactory character reference, an Occupational Health Check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced tuition fee support package through the NHS Wales Bursary scheme. *to receive funding, students will have to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following the completion of the course. Visit http://www.nwssp.wales.nhs.uk/course-starts-on-or-after-1-september-20 for more information.

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This course is funded by the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme meaning students have their tuition fees covered providing they commit to work in NHS Wales for 2 years following graduation.

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Swansea University
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Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Swansea University - UCAS