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BScHealthcare Science (Audiology)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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The primary purpose of the BSc Audiology programme is to provide you with the training you need to become an Audiologist, and forms the bulk of what you will need to register as an Audiologist (i.e. pre-registration training). Healthcare Science (Audiology) degree programme is also underpinned by a strong foundation in the fundamental sciences of audiology and a rigorous scientific approach generally.

Programme structure

In Year 1, you will get a grounding in healthcare science generally. You will learn about sensory and brain biology, waves (sound), the technology involved in diagnostic tests, perception, disease and health psychology. You will also learn about specific techniques for evaluating hearing (and other senses) and brain processing, and how we help people improve the quality of their lives (e.g. hearing technology, rehabilitation). You will start to develop your practical skills in conducting various clinical techniques, your detective skills for figuring out the cause of the symptoms and your communication skills, for example working with a hearing-impaired person to work out a rehabilitation plan.

In Year 2, you will focus more on specific aspects of audiology, including more complex aspects of hearing and balance testing and rehab, state-of-the-art digital technology and broader elements of patient care. You will also learn about research, public health issues and how healthcare is delivered in the NHS and beyond.

During the summer of Year 2 and the second semester of Year 3, you will apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in a clinical placement. You’ll be working in an audiology service, and contributing to the service. The clinical placements, totalling seven months, are based at our placement centres in the South and South East of England, and Jersey.

During the second semester of Year 3, you will continue to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in your second clinical placement.

You will also conduct an individual research project, supervised by one of our researchers, which leads to a dissertation. Research projects at ISVR are distinctive in their duration and their depth, with many projects generating publications in scientific journals. The projects give you a great opportunity to sink your teeth into a research area. You will either suggest your own projects or select a general topic from a suggested list, which you refine over the first couple of months. The projects are usually experimental, where data are collected from human subjects, and in all cases are intended to make a meaningful contribution to science.

Career opportunities

Career prospects for ISVR graduates are excellent, and demand is high. Over the past 5 years, near 100% of final year Audiology students received offers for jobs or further study.

Most BSc Audiology graduates have pursued careers in NHS audiology services around the UK. Note that geographical flexibility is important because most towns have one audiology service. Graduates have also progressed to further study, such as MSc in Audiology, PhDs at the ISVR and at universities (including Oxford and Cambridge), post-graduate training in other healthcare fields (including medical physics) and fast-track degrees in medicine.

Since 1972, ISVR graduates have gone on to make some of the most important and innovative contributions to audiology and healthcare, both nationally and internationally.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States