De Montfort University

Healthcare Science (Audiology) De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Learn how to assess and rehabilitate people with hearing and balance conditions on this professionally accredited course taught by expert practitioners. Career opportunities are varied and include roles within the NHS, the private sector and with hearing aid and audiology manufacturers at home and abroad.

Reasons to study Healthcare Science (Audiology) at DMU:

  • This course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, meaning graduates are eligible to work as an audiologist in the NHS and across the private sector as a hearing aid dispenser.

  • 100% of our Healthcare Science (Audiology) graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).

  • You will study a range of topics including neurosensory physiology and pathophysiology, clinical measurement and treatment and work-based learning and paediatric audiology.

  • Gain international experience through our #DMUglobal programme, which has seen Audiology students consider the health risks of biological hazards in New York, teach science classes in Bermuda and help refugees in Berlin.

  • Teaching is delivered by expert academics, including Wendy Stevens, who has previously won the Audiologist of the Year award from the British Academy of Audiology.

  • Integrated work placements over all three years of your degree will enable you to put theory into practice and build the skills that graduate employers are looking for.

Course details


This course is currently pending revalidation in order to maintain the level of excellence offered, and therefore the course structure is liable to change. The De Montfort University web page will be updated with any updates to the entry criteria, structure and assessment if any changes are confirmed.

First Year

Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1
Medical Sciences
Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science
Physics for Clinical Measurement
Neurosensory Physiology and Pathophysiology
Clinical Measurement and Treatment and Work-based Learning

Second Year

Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2
Auditory Science 1
Adult Aural Rehabilitation
Applied Physiological Measurement and Instrumentation
Research Methods
Clinical Practice Yr2

Third Year

Professional Healthcare Science Practice 3
Auditory Science 2
Balance Science
Paediatric Audiology
Final Year Project
Clinical Practice Yr3

Assessment method

Teaching sessions include:

Formal and interactive lectures
Staff and student seminars
Tutorial discussions
Practical and clinical based workshops
Inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions
Problem based learning
Assessment Methods includes:

Written exams
Coursework (essays, posters, wikis)
Practical and clinically-based assessment activities
Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week varies from year to year. However, typically you will have up to 21 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week

Medium group teaching: approx. 10 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B61A
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.
A level A minimum of 128 points from at least two A levels with a grade B or above in one one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Must be in a Science subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
At least 15 Science credits must be at Distinction. We will accept other credit combinations providing a tariff score of 128 is achieved.
Scottish Higher 128 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a Science Subject at grade B
GCSE/National 4/National 5 At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths, Science and English

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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