Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our three-year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course with integrated clinical learning throughout, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required to start an exciting and rewarding career as an audiologist. Once qualified, you’ll have the opportunity to work to positively impact people’s lives, from education to the workplace, helping them make the most of their family and social lives. Healthcare scientists 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. They deal with people from all walks of life and all ages, from newborn babies to elderly people and work in multidisciplinary teams liaising with medical, education, and research professionals to provide the best care for patients. Enjoying interaction with people and having excellent communication skills are essential. You will study healthcare science, audiology, clinical practice and research methods. In addition, you’ll get to put your knowledge and skills into practice by completing work-based learning in a variety of integrated clinical placements. You will develop crucial skills by completing clinical role-play sessions, you’ll learn and practice these newly acquired skills in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory, which is equipped with the latest clinical equipment. In addition, you will gain hands-on experience by encountering real patients throughout the course during your integrated clinical placements and at our on-campus audiology clinics. We place a strong focus on preparing you for your future career, which is why we provide you with lots of opportunities such as our annual inspirational careers event where you will get to mix with audiology students from all over the UK and network with professionals from a wide variety of audiology backgrounds. As part of the NHS Practitioner Training Programme in Neurosensory Sciences, our audiology course will provide you with the skills and qualifications required to work in the NHS as a healthcare scientist or audiologist, or as a hearing aid dispenser in the commercial sector. Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research, or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems, and some undertake postgraduate courses. Key course benefits:

  • Our BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) is recognised by the industry and designed to formally meet the requirements of the audiology profession. It is accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the National School of Healthcare Science.
  • Benefit from specialist facilities, all of which are on campus, including a clinical skills laboratory equipped with the latest audiology equipment.
  • Develop experience working with a wide range of real-life patients in clinical settings. We work with Specsavers to run patient clinics on campus as part of our Audiology Suite. This facility and partnership mean you will be able to gain live patient experiences throughout your time at Aston University and start developing your clinical skills and patient care from day one.
We no longer offer a Foundation Programme. If you select Year 0 on your application form this will be amended to Year 1 at the admissions review stage.

Modules

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to a range of basic sciences related to healthcare, clinical procedures such as hearing tests, the skills needed to work with and manage patients and complete your first clinical placements. Core modules: Introductory Sciences I, Introductory Sciences II, Introductory Sciences III, Introductory Sciences IV, Clinical and Professional Practice, and Applied Physics and Measurement. Year 2 Learn more about hearing science and clinical audiology including hearing assessment and management of hearing loss, be introduced to speech and development, and develop your clinical skills further with more time in clinical placements. Core modules: Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation, Auditory Intervention, Auditory Sciences, Audiological Assessment, Child Development, Clinical and Professional Practice, and Research Methods. Final Year 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 final year placement. 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. You’ll encounter a wide range of teaching approaches; from lectures and seminars to group work and problem-based learning. As you’d expect from a hands-on course like ours, 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 when on supervised clinical placements. Each year of study is worth 120 credits, with each credit equivalent to 10 learning hours. The learning hours may include but are not limited to lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, other independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback, field trips and work placements. 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

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
B611
Institution code:
A80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Offerholders Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Offerholders Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

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

https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/healthcare-science-audiology-bsc/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS only: We presently only have 3 places available on this programme for International applicants. Eligible applicants will be shortlisted and invited for a virtual interview. Due to high level of competition expected for these places, there are additional admissions criteria for international applicants and these will be available on the website.


Student Outcomes

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90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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 £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

* Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2024 entry. 2025 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 2024 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***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.
Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS