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Audiology (MSc)

Our course explores the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of the science of audiology.

Audiology Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Our MSc course in Audiology is ideal if you want to take up a career as an audiologist or clinical scientist in the NHS or other healthcare services, or conduct academic research in the field.

You will study course units that may include neurosensory science, paediatric audiology and research methods. You will also gain valuable practical experience through two short clinical placements in NHS audiology departments in the north-west of England.

Successful completion of this course followed by a clinical training period (alongside a first degree in a relevant science subject) will allow you to qualify as a non-medical audiologist in the UK. This entry route leads to state registration by the relevant bodies for clinical physiologists and clinical scientists.

Clinical training

This MSc Audiology course provides you with an academic qualification; however, further clinical training is required if you want to work in the NHS and become registered as a qualified audiologist.

The University of Manchester offers the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) training programme, which is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

This enables you to practice and register as a hearing aid dispenser and an audiologist working in the UK. However, places on the CCC are limited, as we are unfortunately constrained by regional clinical placement training capacity in the NHS.

Furthermore, we are looking for CCC applicants who have the personal qualities and skills required to succeed in a clinical training environment.

CPD opportunities

We offer short courses in Audiology consisting of master's-level course units for continuing professional development (CPD). See our speech and hearing CPD page for more details.

Learn more

More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
12 months FT
Entry requirements
An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in a suitable science subject (or possibly suitable experience combined with alternative qualifications). A keen interest in audiology must also have been demonstrated. We welcome you to provide a personal statement and CV but please note they are not a mandatory requirement of the application process. 

International Students: All International students must upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 25 students are admitted to the programme every year.
Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7601
How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This programme aims to provide the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of the science of audiology. It contains a number of short clinical placements in NHS audiology departments in the North West of England.

Successful completion of the course provides you with an MSc in Audiology. Please note, this is an academic qualification only. A further clinical training programme is required to achieve clinical competency and eligibility for registration as a qualified audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.

These requirements vary from country to country and we encourage any potential applicants to check these requirements with the health service in your country before you apply.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

An essential component of this course is a clinical placement. This will be located in the North West region. Please note that this will incur additional travel and accommodation expenses for which there will be no funding provided.


NHS Health Education North West (HENW) funding is not available for this programme.

All students who enrol on this course may be eligible for a bursary. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The University of Manchester also has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to masters study for students. Find out if you are eligible.