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

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance and the pathological conditions that can affect them. You will learn how to assess hearing capacity and balance function while the clinical side of the course will provide you with the practical skills needed for employment in the profession.

Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements. .

The degree will:

  • Equip you with the skills to work in the NHS or private sector

  • Provide transferable skills in team working, communication, problem-solving and analysis

There are also multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities which offer realistic workplace experiences. The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus.

  • UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements. Conditions for funded places apply, for further information please visit our website - www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/studentloansandgrants/nhsfunding/

  • EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017)

  • AVERAGE EARNINGS: The NHS starting salary for Audiologists is £24,000 (Band 5). Typical career earnings go up to £41,787. A significant proportion of our graduates now work in Band 6 and Band 7 (specialist) roles. A Consultant Audiologist can earn £100,431.

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

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

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.

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

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 8 graduates of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at Swansea University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Audiology.

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
8 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Audiology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24600 £27118 £29221
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £26800 £20891 - £32282 £21549 - £36607

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

Within the college there are a number of tools used for assessment; these can range from unseen written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work. Students on this course spend approximately half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the college.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

At least one A Level should be Maths, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.

Access to Science: Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. Please note: we do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing.

345 points.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either BB at A2 level (at least one in science) or DD at BTEC

GCSE profiles need to include Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and Science all at Grade A-C.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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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 Swansea University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Swansea University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #4 
    • #16 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

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What students say about studying Audiology in the UK?

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  • Audiology Student Placement in Hull | University of Leeds

About Swansea University

Swansea University was established in 1920 and is located in the large city of Swansea, in Wales. There are two campuses, the flagship campus is located between Singleton Park, with its green parkland and botanical gardens, and Swansea Bay beach. The more recent Bay Campus on the other hand is located on an extensive beachfront property on the eastern side of town, past the marina. Apart from a vibrant academic life, students can attend the numerous yearly festivals that take place in Swansea, guaranteeing plenty of opportunities for getting out and about in your free time.

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Where is this programme taught

Swansea University - Singleton Campus
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Singleton Park Campus
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