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 2017)

  • AVERAGE EARNINGS: The NHS starting salary for Audiologists is £24,000 (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

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 B610
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B B B At least one A Level should be Maths, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 - 32 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 345 points.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either BB at A2 level (at least one in science) or DD at BTEC

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

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 for more information.