University of Leeds
Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc (Hons)
University of Leeds

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Audiology is the science of hearing and balance and their associated disorders. It’s a varied and expanding discipline, involving aspects of biological sciences, psychology, physics and electronics, speech and language development and social science.

As an audiologist, you’ll be involved in the diagnosis of and rehabilitation of patients, allowing you to develop relationships with your patients and see the benefits they get from your care. Audiologists must be able to communicate with people of all ages and combine logical thinking and a scientific approach with a caring and patient-focused attitude.

We offer excellent clinical placement experiences across our region which provide opportunities for you to experience the varied work of an audiologist.

The course has a 94% satisfaction rate (Discover Uni, 2020) and an excellent employability record. In fact, 90% of our Audiology students went on to work and/or studying within six months following graduation (Discover Uni, 2020).

You will be taught by experienced qualified professionals and being part of the School of Medicine strengthens our link between academic expertise and world-leading research.

Why choose Leeds?

• We are the only audiology course in the UK that sits within a School of Medicine.

• You will develop your communication skills with patients and carers through the School’s Patient Carer Community (PCC).

• Your learning will benefit from our state-of-the-art on-campus audiology laboratories.

• You will undertake several clinical placements at different service providers and hospitals supported by experienced dispensers and audiologists giving you experience in more than one department.

• Currently we provide our students with a generous contribution towards travel costs - to and from placement locations - and some accommodation costs (where travel to and from placement on a daily basis is not possible).

• You will undertake a novel research project in your final year and have the opportunity to present your research at conferences and in professional journals.

• You will benefit from being taught by research active staff who are working at the cutting-edge of their discipline.

• You will have the opportunity to gain an international perspective on audiology through the International Programme of Audiology across Boarders activities in year 3.

• Train as a clinical audiologist and become eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, RCCP and/or AHCS after completing our course.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Thus, on successful completion of this course, our graduates are eligible to apply for registration as audiologists with the RCCP and the AHCS and 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.

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

Overall student satisfaction
90 /100
16 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

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

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 £28500 £33000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28000 £22500 - £35000 £26500 - £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

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 University of Leeds

34% Other Health Professionals
9% Health associate professionals
8% Natural and social science professionals
6% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
4% Teaching Professionals
4% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
3% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
3% Artistic, literary and media occupations

We use a range of assessment methods to assess your clinical and professional skills. These include presentations, group assessments, unseen examinations, OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), along with essays, a final oral examination and the grading of clinical practice. You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

ABB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics and psychology). Other science based subjects will be considered.

BB at Advanced Higher level and AABBB at Higher level. Or B at Advanced Higher level and AAABB at Higher level. For applicants without Advanced Highers, we require AABBBB at Higher level. Each of these options requires 1 science, from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

45 credits at level 3, which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from science subjects. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): distinction/distinction/distinction and must contain at least one-third science content at distinction. Health and Social Care qualifications have insufficient science content and will only be considered with an additional science A level – biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics or psychology. All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.

34 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5, one of which must be a science subject.

Three Merits (M1) in 3 Principal Subjects, one of which must be a science.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees taught
    • no components less than 6.0
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees research
    • no components less than 5.5
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • No components less than 5.5
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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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:

  • Foundation
  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Leeds in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Leeds in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #28 
    • #35 
    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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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.

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Where is this programme taught

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Main Site - Woodhouse Lane
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