Research course

Audiology and Hearing Disability Research

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.

Months of entry

January, October, June, April

Course content

Our Audiology academic staff have a wealth of research experience across a wide-range of areas related to hearing science, as well as disability research in general. Our researchers have a history of publication in high-impact journals and have attracted grants from research councils, charitable trusts and industry.

Primarily, our focus is on translational research, taking a public health perspective of hearing loss management. We value the interdisciplinary nature of research and collaborate with researchers from various disciplines. Broad research themes include: assessment and management of hearing and balance disorders with a specific focus on tinnitus, self-management of hearing and balance disorders with applications of e-Health, psychosocial aspects of hearing loss, audiological enablement/rehabilitation, hearing aid demographics, occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, and professional and regulatory aspects related to hearing healthcare. We are also developing new research themes including clinical populations and a focus on dual modalities (i.e., vision and hearing) with contributions from both hearing and vision scientists.

We have firm links with Addenbrooke's Hospital, and international collaborations in countries including Sweden, Finland, India, Portugal, Iran and China. This puts us in a unique position to offer diverse experiences and unique perspectives to research students.

Information for international students

To apply for our postgraduate Research Degrees, students from outside the European Union require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent test score). For more information on international entry requirements please visit our International Student webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Visit for information on educational trusts, or for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 - 72 months
full time
24 -60 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science and Technology Admissions Team
0845 271 3333