Healthcare Science (Audiology) Swansea University

Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance and the pathological conditions that can affect them. You will learn how to assess hearing capacity and balance function while the clinical side of the course will provide you with the practical skills needed for employment in the profession.
Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements. . The degree will:

  • Equip you with the skills to work in the NHS or private sector
  • Provide transferable skills in team working, communication, problem-solving and analysis
    There are also multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities which offer realistic workplace experiences. The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus.
    • UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements. Conditions for funded places apply, for further information please visit our website -
    • EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
    • AVERAGE EARNINGS: The NHS starting salary for Audiologists is £22,128 (Band 5). Typical career earnings go up to £41,787. A significant proportion of our graduates now work in Band 6 and Band 7 (specialist) roles. A Consultant Audiologist can earn £100,431.
    • Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 1
Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science
Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science
Basics of Mathematics and Physics for Healthcare Science
Neurosensory Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
Neurosensory Science
Neurosensory Clinical Measurement and Treatment
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1

Year 2 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 2
Research Methods and Statistics
Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1
Audiological Science 1
Sensory Aids 1
Vestibular Assessment and Management
The Developing Person
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2

Year 3 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 3
Healthcare Science Research Project
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2
Audiological Science 2
Introduction to Tinnitus
Manual Handling 3

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment method

Within the College there are a number of tools used for assessment; these can range from unseen written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work.

Students on this course spend approximately half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College.

How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code B610
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We have welcomed international students on to the Audiology degree since 2014. Successful international applicants are entitled to a £1,500 bursary each year, awarded by the college. The programme commences each September. International students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all indicators. Tuition fees are £14,200 plus a £2,750 practical placement fee. Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - International applicants should e-mail Lisa Coode for an application form.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBB At least one A Level should be Maths, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDD
Access to HE Diploma Access to Science: Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. Please note: we do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either BB at A2 level (at least one in science) or DD at BTEC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 - 32 points
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level 345 points.

GCSE profiles need to include Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and Science all at Grade A-C.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records check (DBS)



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.