About this course
Study our full-time 2 year audiology master’s with clinical placement and combine scientific learning with practical training. Our 3 year course offers a part-time clinical placement over 2 years. Gain the skills to work in clinical audiology. UK applicants who complete the course are eligible to register with The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and to work in the NHS as an audiologist. Our graduates from this degree have become leaders in the field both in the UK and abroad.
If you’re new to audiology or are a qualified health professional who wants to take their career further, this master’s degree offers a great way to develop your skills. Through a mixture of theory and practical work – including clinical placements in the UK, Ireland and Jersey – you'll gain insight and expertise to specialise in the field of audiology.
All placement centres are approved and accredited by the University of Southampton and include a mixture of NHS and private clinics.
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for our stand-alone Hearing Aid Aptitude Test as a route towards registering as a Hearing Aid Dispenser. EU and international applicants should refer to the HCPC guidance for international applicants.
If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:
- a part-time master's over 3 years - study the same course content full-time in year 1 and the clinical placement part-time over 2 years
- a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) – study the same course content full-time in year 1 and you won't need to write a dissertation. Followed by the clinical placement full-time over 1 year, or part-time over 2 years
Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.
Dr Steven Bell is Associate Professor in Audiology. His work focuses on measuring the brain’s response to sound. Dr Bell manages the Hearing and Balance Centre Clinic and is a council member of the International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group. He's also a member of the British Society of Audiology Special Interest Group in Electrophysiology. Visit Dr Bell's profile page to learn more about his work.
If you'd rather not carry out a clinical placement you can apply for our 1 year MSc Audiology degree.
“My online research found this was the best place in the UK to study audiology and also offered a clinical placement. Southampton provided a high quality educational environment. I always enjoyed the workshop sessions putting theory into practice. The professors are all expert in their field while also being very approachable, supportive and patient.”
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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