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Healthcare Science (Audiology) (BSc)

Audiologists work in the exciting field of hearing and related disorders and therapies.

Healthcare Science (Audiology) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Our BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course is a three-year programme of entry-level training for clinical audiologists as healthcare science practitioners within the NHS.

You'll cover theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of audiology and related neurosensory topics, and benefit from supervised clinical education and practice during each of your three years. 

We emphasise scientific thinking, preparing you to incorporate clinical enquiry into your chosen career path.

Our graduates can register with professional bodies including the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Most of our graduates become clinical audiologists or hearing aid audiologists in the NHS or private sector; others have gone on to work for manufacturers, or to further study. 

Applications are welcome from EU students. We are not able to accept applications from students regarded as international for fees purposes.

UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 years
Number of places/applicants

236 application for 25 places (2015 entry)


Typical A level offer
We require grades ABB including a science subject.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
We require 33-34 points overall including 6, 5, 5 points at higher level (with at least one science subject).

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3389
How to apply
  • Applications for this course are made through UCAS .

Course description

The BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course is a three year course of entry level training for clinical audiologists within the NHS and hearing aid dispensers in the independent sector. Within the Modernising Scientific Careers framework, Audiology is grouped with Neurophysiology and Vision Sciences and elements of these areas will also form part of the first year of this course.

The course covers theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of audiology and related neurosensory topics. Academic components are studied throughout all three years. In years one and two, substantial practical skills training takes place in the well equipped ManCAD laboratories and clinics. Supervised clinical education and practice takes place within the Independent Sector in years one and two and in NHS clinics during each of the three years.

Why Audiology at Manchester?

The Audiology and Deafness Research Group at Manchester is the oldest Audiology department in the UK, dating back to 1919 and recognised as the premier centre for Audiology and Deaf-Education within the EU.

The group is an international centre of excellence for research, with high grant income, strong links with industry and the NHS, and measurable impact on treatments and policy both nationally and internationally.

The BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course is led by members of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD). This group has extensive experience of delivering Audiology training at both undergraduate and postgraduate level it also delivers various post qualification training courses and continued professional development units.

The department has been running an MSc in Audiology and a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy for over 25 years and was one of the first to be commissioned in the UK to deliver the original BSc in Audiology commencing in 2002.

The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) won the DoH tender to be the only provider of the highest training programme in all 19 Healthcare Science disciplines. The consortium comprises The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Liverpool, Aston University and Kings College London. The aim of the consortium, led by MAHSE, is to generate a dramatic and sustained step change in the influencing and promoting of Healthcare Science services and Healthcare Science research in the UK.

During 2015 and onwards ManCAD is responsible for the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme in Audiological Science. The HSST is part of the Department of Health Modernising Scientific Careers framework. This is the highest level training and selected Clinical Scientists will bring high-level scientific and clinical leadership as Consultant Clinical Scientists.

ManCAD deliver teaching and learning expertise at all career stages from NHS Practitioner Training on this programme to NHS Scientist Training (STP) at post graduate level and at Higher Specialist Scientific training (HSST) at doctoral level.

Open days

We welcome you to come and get a feel for what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be n/a. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.


No specific academic scholarships are available for this course.