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Aston University, Birmingham

BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) (Direct entry to Final Year)

UCAS Code: B61F

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Audiology

Specifically designed for students who have previously completed a Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at Aston, or a similar course at a recognised UK institution. You’ll gain direct entry into the final year of our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) course where you will learn a blend of healthcare sciences, audiology, clinical practice and applied research methods.

Healthcare scientists use scientific methods to test and treat people who have a range of health conditions. Those specialising 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. Audiologists are key medical professionals who work to identify and treat disorders that occur in the auditory and vestibular system. With a rising demand for professionals in this field, our audiology course is designed to equip you for practice in the healthcare industry.

During this final year course, you will study a series of taught modules, whilst continuing to be employed by your audiology employer. In addition to carrying out routine audiology practice, your employer MUST arrange your placement access to the specialist areas of vestibular sciences and paediatric audiology.

Key course benefits:

- Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) which is part of healthcare Education England (HEE) and by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates from the course are eligible to apply to register with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS), Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and the Health & Care Professions Council.

- Opportunity for those already working in audiology to expand their career options.

- 2nd for Research Quality (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).

- 5th in the UK for graduate prospects (Aural & Oral Sciences, Complete University Guide, 2020).

- Employed graduates from subjects allied to medicine at Aston earn £10,800 (44%) more than the UK average, three years after graduating (LEO, 2018).

Modules

Throughout the year you will study a range of key topics such as audiological science. You will also develop a wide range of skills required for a career in healthcare science and audiology by studying areas such as specialist audiological assessment. In addition you will have the opportunity to complete a research project in a specialist area of your choosing.

Full details on modules can be found on our website.

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied and include exams, essay writing, practical work, report writing, seminars and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

You must also have a formal arrangement in place between the service and the specialist service(s) (either Private or NHS Provision) and confirmation of this from the Head of Service and your Employer to state this.

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Life and Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Audiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
37%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Audiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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