Use your passion for science to help people hear and start your career in a rapidly developing area of the NHS. Split your time between learning from experts at the University and putting your learning into practice on a variety of placements.
A rewarding career
Audiologists work with people who have hearing and balance disorders. If you like interacting with people, are fascinated by cutting-edge technology and want diverse career options, then audiology may be for you.
Our degree gives you practitioner-level training and an accredited qualification which allows you to work within both the NHS and the private sector.
Most of our graduates become clinical audiologists or hearing-aid audiologists, but others have gone on to work with hearing aid manufacturers and dispensing companies, universities, charities and schools. 95% of recent graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
How you learn
You'll cover theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of audiology and related neurosensory topics through lectures, tutorials and hands on training. Practical skills training takes place in our well-equipped laboratories, while clinical training takes place within NHS and private clinics.
"Studying audiology at the University is very exciting. Here, you get the best of both worlds, the one-to-one contact with lecturers at university and then placement during the rest of the week where you can really put all your learning into practice."Nafeesa Khan / BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)
Throughout your degree, you get 50 weeks of practical and clinical experience in a variety of clinical skills labs, the NHS and independent sector placements.
You’ll also get the chance to enhance your CV through leadership and employment-focused units, support and extracurricular opportunities.
Learn from experts
Manchester is the leading centre for audiology training in Europe, and you will learn from internationally recognised experts at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD).
"My degree not only made it possible for me to apply for a band 5 position, it also gave me experience in two different hospitals for my placement in my third year. It is one of these hospitals in which I started full-time work."Uzma Khan / BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) graduate and NHS Audiologist
Our courses and postgraduate research programmes have a longstanding reputation for training professionals and researchers in audiology and deaf education.
Whether you want to train as an audiologist or teacher of the Deaf, prepare for a research career or develop your existing skills and knowledge while you work, Manchester has the postgraduate course for you.
- Audiology (MSc)
For science graduates wishing to train as a non-medical audiologist
- Advanced Audiology Studies (MSc)
For registered, practising audiologists
- Deaf Education (MSc/PGDip)
For teachers who want to train as a teacher of the Deaf
NHS Scientist Training Programme
Manchester is also involved in delivering the Audiology specialism of the NHS Scientist Training Programme. For more information on the programme and details of how to apply, visit the National School of Healthcare Science website.
"It was really valuable being taught by international experts in the audiological field and learning from them. Manchester has excellent lecturers and opportunities, as well as divergent research interests."Eldre Beukes / MSc Audiology
Manchester is home to the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), the leading centre for audiology training in Europe.
Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds and have expertise in psychophysics, electrophysiology, neuro-imaging, signal processing, medicine, cognitive psychology and genetics.
Our research into language learning disorders, audiology and deafness has had a direct impact on how professionals diagnose and treat related conditions.