The University of Manchester
Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)
The University of Manchester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our three-year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course offers practitioner-level training and a qualification accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS), allowing you to work within both the NHS and the independent sector.

You will study the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of audiology that are needed to practice as an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser.

The course includes topics and placements in closely related healthcare science areas such as neurophysiology and vision sciences in Year 1.

In Year 2, you will learn about inter-professional practice in group workshops with nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and dentistry students. Studying alongside other healthcare professionals will equip you to be a 21st century health practitioner working in diverse multidisciplinary teams.

In addition to learning degree-level skills and core audiology academic content. you will have 50 weeks of practical clinical training. Practical training is included in all three years of the course, with substantial practical skills training taking place in our Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) laboratories.

Throughout this course, you will use the skills you develop to assess and treat patients in clinics offering a range of audiology services, while under expert supervision. This is undertaken in independent sector training placements in Years 1 and 2 and NHS training placements in all years.

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.

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons) at The University of Manchester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Audiology.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

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

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 £24000 £27500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £25000 £21500 - £32500 £25000 - £42500


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

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 The University of Manchester

25% Other Health Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We require Grades ABB, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science). Typical Contextual Offer: BBB (including specific subjects).

We normally require Grades ABBBB in Scottish Highers. ABBBB in five Scottish Higher subjects (two of which must include Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology) alongside Grade A in one Advanced Highers subject. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are: an overall of 60 credits are required, with 45 Level 3 credits awarded at Distinction. 15 credits at Distinction must be in a science subject. You should also meet our standard GCSE requirements.  We welcome applicants completing an Access to HE course in a health or science-related subject. We consider Access courses to be suitable for mature applicants who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education. We will consider applications on an individual basis taking into account other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted.

We normally require Grades ABBBB in Scottish Highers. ABBBB in five Scottish Higher subjects (two of which must include Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology) alongside Grade A in one Advanced Highers subject. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional A Level at Grade B. The A Level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology).

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

34 points overall with 6,5,5 at higher level. The course specific requirements are34 points overall with 6,5,5 at higher level. (one higher subject to be in a science eg Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science).

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD in a science based subject (Applied Science would also be accepted at this level). H ealth and Social Care in the BTEC National Extended Diploma at grades DDD can be accepted alongside an A-level at Grade B or above in either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades M plus two additional A Levels at Grade A B. One A-Level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology).

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDD plus an additional A Level at Grade B in either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus two additional A Levels at Grades AB. One A-Level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. One must be in a science subject e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science). The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Applicants should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 With a minimum of 7 in each component. However, there is a need for audiologists who are fluent in more than one language and graduates with such skills would be a valuable addition to the profession.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Healthcare Science (Audiology), BSc (Hons).

Costs

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 The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Manchester in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #38 
    • #46 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
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