Aston University
Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)
Aston University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our three year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course with integrated placements throughout, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands on experience required to start an exciting and rewarding career as an audiologist.

Once qualified, you’ll have the opportunity to work to positively impact people’s lives, from education to the workplace, helping them make the most of their family and social lives. Healthcare scientists in audiology work in hospitals and health clinics, assessing people’s hearing and balance, and managing conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. They deal with people from all walks of life and all ages, from new-born babies to elderly people and work in multidisciplinary teams liaising with medical, education, and research professionals to provide the best care for patients. Enjoying interaction with people and having excellent communication skills are essential.

You will study healthcare science, audiology, clinical practice and research methods. In addition, you’ll get to put your knowledge and skills into practice by completing work-based learning in a variety of integrated clinical placements. You will develop crucial skills completing clinical role play sessions, you’ll learn and practice these newly acquired skills in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory, which is equipped with the latest clinical equipment. In addition you will gain hands-on experience by encountering real patients throughout the course during your integrated clinical placements and at our on-campus audiology clinics.

We place a strong focus on preparing you for your future career, which is why we provide you with lots of opportunities such as our annual inspirational careers event where you will get to mix with audiology students from all over the UK and network with professionals from a wide variety of audiology backgrounds. As part of the NHS Practitioner Training Programme in Neurosensory Sciences, our audiology course will provide you with the skills and qualifications required to work in the NHS as a healthcare scientistor audiologist, or as a hearing aid dispenser in the commercial sector.Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research, or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems, and some undertake postgraduate courses.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science, Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

  • 1st in the UK for graduate salaries three years after graduation in Allied Health courses (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data, 2020).

  • Access specialist facilities and equipment including clinical skills laboratory and computerised patients.

  • Integrated placements throughout the course.

To accredit degree programmes covering clinical physiology to enable graduates to register with RCCP. I.e. BSc (Hons) ClinicalPhysiology and BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science.

Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Health Care Science), on behalf of Health education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Health-care Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary accredited register.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a hearing aid dispenser.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at Aston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Audiology.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
14 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at Aston University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £23000 £25500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £29000 £19500 - £31500 £20000 - £37500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Audiology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25486 £26511 £29290
25-75 percentile range £23611 - £29333 £21098 - £33046 £22774 - £39903

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Healthcare Science (Audiology), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at Aston University

85% Other Health Professionals
10% Health associate professionals

As an audiology student at Aston University, you’ll be studying under our experienced audiology teaching and support team, who come from a variety of NHS, independent sector, and research backgrounds. You’ll encounter a wide range of teaching approaches, from lectures and seminars to group work and problem-based learning. As you’d expect from a hands-on course like ours, you’ll be spending time in our impressive facilities learning and developing your clinical skills, which you’ll then get the opportunity to put into practice when on supervised clinical placements. Each year of study is worth 120 credits, with each credit equivalent to 10 learning hours. The learning hours may include but are not limited to lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, other independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback, field trips and work placements. Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work,report writing, seminars and presentations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

ABB in three A levels subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics. Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. Resits: We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.

To include Biology or Physics at higher level.

We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification, and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement. Subjects Accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences. Please note we do not accept Health and Social Care as it does not contain the amount of core science material required for subsequent undergraduate studies on this degree.

With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in one A-Level science subject from: Biology or Physics.

32 points overall and must include grades 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include one science subject from Biology or Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 5 in English.

If this BTEC is RQF* – National in Applied Science we require D*D*D* (you do not require an additional A Level) OR If this BTEC is QCF* in Applied Science we require DDD and you must also achieve grade B in either Biology or Physics. OR If you are studying a non-science subject in this BTEC which is QCF or RQF – National then you must achieve DDD and grade B in either Biology or Physics. *(QCF – Qualification Credit Framework, RQF – Regulated Qualification Framework) If you are unsure of the exact BTEC Qualification name, please contact your school or college provider to confirm.

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A levels of which one must include a science subject from: Biology or Physics.

Admissions Review Process All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy. Personal Statement: If you have a personal statement referring to another course, you will be required to email an Audiology related version. Applicant Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £19700 year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students.
* Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2022 entry. 2023 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity.
**The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at:
***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union EU, other European Economic Area EEA and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status.
^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index RPI to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Aston University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Aston University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #1 
    • #2 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]

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What students say about studying Audiology in the UK?

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About Aston University

Aston University was established in 1895 in Birmingham, England. With students from over 120 countries, Aston University is proud to call itself a safe and welcoming campus for international students. As a publicly funded research university, students enrolled on all courses enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including robotics labs and laser cutting workshops. With a strong academic reputation around the world, applicants can expect to graduate as formidable experts in their chosen fields.

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