Aston University, Birmingham

Healthcare Science (Audiology) Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our three year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course with integrated placements throughout, has been designed for students who wish to qualify to work as an audiologist, providing services in the NHS or dispensing hearing aids in the independent sector.

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 and the ageing population means demand for hearing assessment and treatment services is increasing.

Graduate prospects for this course is very high, in fact we are ranked first for graduate prospects in Aural and Oral Sciences in the 2018 Complete University Guide. Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems or, some undertake postgraduate courses.

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

  • 1st for Graduate Prospects (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2018)

  • 2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2019)

  • 4th Overall (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2018)

  • Employed graduates from subjects allied to medicine at Aston earn £12,500 (51%) more than the UK average, three years after graduating (LEO, 2017).

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Following an introduction to basic sciences related to healthcare science, gain an understanding of neurophysiology and vision science. Learn initial clinical procedures and develop the skills needed to work with and manage patients.

Year 2
Learn more about hearing sciences and clinical audiology, including hearing assessment and hearing aid provision, as well as research methods.

Final year
Research a chosen audiology topic in depth for your dissertation, and learn how to relate research to good clinical practice. Discover specialised areas such as the assessment of children and balance disorders.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBB ABB-BBB in three A levels subjects which must include one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths.

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, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths.
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, Chemistry or Physics at higher level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Total five GCSEs required as follows: B/5 Mathematics C/4 English Language 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, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths. You must also have Standard Level grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 5 in English Language.
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, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths.
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, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths.
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, Chemistry, Physics OR Maths.

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

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,500 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

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


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+44 (0)121 204 3302