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Hearing, Balance and Communication MSc

University College Cork    College of Medicine and Health

Part time September MSc 2 years part time

About the course

The MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication is the only degree of its kind in Ireland. The degree aims to provide opportunities to acquire state of the art knowledge and skills in the field of hearing and balance related difficulties. This MSc is unique in incorporating a focus on  communication and how it is affected by hearing loss across the lifespan. A mission of the programme is to engage professionals in expanding and progressing their professional capacities in order to contribute to improved care of patients and their families.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will hold either a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or a Postgraduate Degree (NFQ, Level 9 or equivalent) , in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education.
In exceptional circumstances candidates without an honours degree may be recommended for entry to the programme after a review of their qualifications and experience by the programme lead. The admission of such candidates will be subject to the approval of the School of Clinical Therapies.


The EU fee for this course is €4,630 (Year 1); €4,630 (Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €9,300 Year 1; €9,300 Year 2.

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