Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our three year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course with integrated placements throughout, has been designed for students who wish to qualify to work in the NHS as a Healthcare Scientist in audiology, or in the independent sector as a hearing aid dispenser.
Audiology is a varied discipline, involving elements of biological sciences, engineering, psychology, physics, electronics, speech and language development and research. As an audiologist you will work in multidisciplinary teams, liaising with patients as well as medical, education, and research professionals. A desire to help people is important as you will work with people from all walks of life and all ages, from new born babies to elderly people.
By studying this course Aston University, you will develop crucial skills 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.
Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems, we’re currently ranked top 5 in the UK for graduate prospects (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020)
Key course benefits:
Part of the Modernising Scientific Careers suite of qualifications, which is a national education and training programme that aims to equipment the healthcare science (HCS) workforce with the skills and expertise needed to meet the challenges and opportunities of delivering services in future care pathways and fits within the Neurosensory Sciences strand.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will become competent in many areas of audiological practice, this means you will be eligible to apply to register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health & Care Professions Council.
2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).
- Employed graduates from subjects allied to medicine at Aston earn £10,800 (44%) more than the UK average, three years after graduating (LEO, 2018).
Start your studies with an introduction to basic sciences related to healthcare science before moving on to gain an understanding of the ears, nervous system and eyes. Learn initial clinical procedures and develop the skills needed to work with and manage patients.
Learn more about hearing sciences and clinical audiology, including hearing assessment management of hearing loss. Develop your clinical skills further and learn about research methods to prepare you for your final year.
Research a chosen audiology topic in depth for your dissertation, and learn how to relate research to good clinical practice. You will also discover specialised areas such as the assessment of children and balance disorders. The highlight of the course is the clinical placement in your final year, as you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice in the NHS or the private sector within the UK.
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How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - ABB||
ABB-BBB in three A levels subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics.
Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.
A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Resits: We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer. We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A Levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to re-sit your A-levels.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in one A-Level science subject from: Biology or Physics.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
|Subjects Accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||To include Biology or Physics at higher level.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Total five GCSEs required as follows: B/5 Mathematics C/4 English plus three GCSEs at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 - 32 points||32 - 31 points overall and must include grades 6, 5, 5 – 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 5 in English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in one A-Level science subject from: Biology or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D||With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.|
Admissions Review Process
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy.
Personal Statement: If you have a personal statement referring to another course, you will be required to email an Audiology related version.
Applicant Visit Days
Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|