Hearing Aid Audiology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

Hearing aid audiology has grown rapidly as a professional health service in recent years. It’s a rewarding career where you help individuals with hearing loss get the hearing aids they need to improve their everyday quality of life. This course is aimed at professionals already in the healthcare workplace. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to move into a career as a hearing aid audiologist in the NHS and a hearing aid dispenser in the private sector. It is the only course of its type in Scotland.


Year One Introduction to Hearing Aid Audiology/ Communication in Clinical Practice/ Auditory Assessment 1/ Auditory Assessment 2/ Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Audio-Vestibulor System/ Fundamentals of Rehabilitation/ Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology 1 Year Two Hearing Aid Technology and Assistive Listening Devices/ Aural Rehabilitation/ Deaf Culture/ Professional Issues in Hearing Aid Audiology/ Special Issues in Hearing Aid Audiology/ Counselling in Hearing Aid Audiology/ Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology 2

Assessment method

This course combines distance, on-campus and workplace learning. You must work in a clinically relevant area while you study. In Year One, you will come to campus for four week-long sessions of classroom-based lectures and lab work. In Year Two there will only be two of these weeks. Once you return to your workplace your appointed clinical educator will then supervise you in working with people with hearing loss. You can be based locally, nationally or internationally. Our virtual learning environment makes it easier for students to interact wherever they are. It also means we can help you learn in the way that best suits you. The curriculum is specifically designed to help you become an independent, reflective practitioner.

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

Entry requirements

This programme is only available to those applicants who are in full time employment in this field and must be sponsored by an employer (Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser) or National Health Service (NHS) and must provide us with a reference from a Registered Hearing Aid Audiologist (RHAD) or equivalent stating supervisory support available at your work place and access to hearing impaired clients. Usually have achieved at least five 5 Nat 5s at grade C or above (preferred subjects English, Science, Mathematics). Ideally students will also have achieved at least three passes at Higher (preferred subjects English, Science, Mathematics) and two at Nat 5 in other subjects. Applications from potential entrants who have not achieved these qualifications, but are able to demonstrate relevant experience, will still be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7000 Year 1
International £7000 Year 1
England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that this course does not attract tuition fee funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). There are also additional exam fees (tbc)
Hearing Aid Audiology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS