Our MSc Audiology course is aimed at science graduates who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of audiology.
The course focuses on the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of the science of audiology, including the identification, assessment, rehabilitation and management of adults and children with audiological and vestibular dysfunction.
Our course includes two short clinical placements in the north-west - one in an NHS audiology department and one in the independent sector - to help you gain valuable practical experience while you learn.
You will learn from internationally recognised experts at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) while studying on this course.
Once you have completed this MSc, you will need to undertake a further clinical training programme called the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to achieve clinical competency and eligibility for registration as a qualified audiologist or hearing aid dispenser practicing in the UK. Non-EU students are not eligible to apply for the CCC programme.
Manchester offers this further clinical training through the CCC, which is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).
Places on the CCC are limited, as we are constrained by regional clinical placement training capacity in the NHS. Places on the CCC are therefore offered via a competitive entry process which involves an interview, technical assessment and communication task in Semester 2 of the MSc Audiology course.
When considering applicants for the CCC, we seek individuals who have the personal qualities and skills required to succeed in a clinical training environment, including:
All successful applicants who are offered a CCC place will be allocated a clinical training placement in the north-west.
Please note that there is no funding available for the CCC programme and successful applicants will be required to self-fund travel costs, accommodation costs and the CCC programme fees. The CCC programme fees are currently £4,500 and are reviewed annually.
Information for international applicants
The CCC is only open to EU applicants. Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for a position on this course. We strongly advise international applicants to check if clinical training programmes are available to them in their home country before considering undertaking the MSc Audiology course at Manchester.
This course aims to:
You will have the opportunity to attend some professional practice lectures and workshops alongside healthcare scientists from a variety of fields.
Gain valuable practical experience through two one week clinical placements, one in an NHS audiology department in the north-west and the other in the independent sector.
You will be required to design and complete a research project as part of the course, helping develop your research skills and giving you the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest within audiology.
This course is led by members of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), an internationally recognised multi-million pound hearing research programme. Manchester's hearing health research is benefiting as part of a £28.5 million investment through the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, so MSc students will benefit greatly from studying in an intensive and high-quality research environment.
Many of the staff involved with this course are actively involved in either scientific or pedagogical research. Where possible, members of staff teach course units related to their research interests, so they are able to keep their teaching informed and up to date.
A large number of the teaching staff are also clinically trained audiologists, hearing therapists or hearing scientists.
We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, small group work, student-led seminars, problem-based learning and online learning.
In addition, you will be required to undertake independent study to further develop and consolidate your learning.
To develop clinical skills, you will be required to undertake practical skills training as part of the course.
Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.
We use a variety of assessments within individual course units and across the course as a whole. All assessments require students to integrate knowledge and understanding, and apply this to your own practice relevant to the outcomes of each unit.
Assessment methods include:
A substantial and mandatory component of the MSc involves the design and completion of a high-quality research project. The research project component represents 33% of the MSc (ie 600 hours or four months' full-time study).
The project is completed under supervision in an area related to audiology. The research project is an opportunity for you to consolidate much of your previous learning and to pursue a specialist area of interest that is relevant to your future career in audiology.
You will use high-quality laboratory equipment and facilities for the teaching of practical skills. You will have access to these facilities outside of timetabled sessions to facilitate individual practice of procedures that carry minimal risk.
You will also be able to access a range of facilities throughout the University.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .
Visit the Audiology (MSc) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!
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