Taught course

Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences)

Aston University · College of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must posses a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a pure or applied science subject.

Please visit Aston University’s website for more information

Months of entry


Course content

The Department of Health has introduced a new career pathway for Healthcare Scientists. Students are employed within NHS Departments and released to undertake academic study. Please note, this course is commissioned by the National School of Healthcare Science, therefore, you do not apply directly to the Aston University for this course.

This includes clinical science training to provide an appropriately trained workforce to work in the NHS. This requires the education and training of practitioners in the division of neurosensory science. This division is made up of 3 pathways:

  • Audiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Ophthalmic and Vision Sciences.

Students undertake common learning throughout the programme but also have specialist topics in year two and three.

Year One

  • Introduction to Healthcare Science (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Neurosensory Sciences (20 credits)

Year Two

  • Evidence Based Practice (10 credits)
  • Dissertation I (30 credits)
  • Audiology pathway: Adult Rehabilitation (20 credits)
  • Neurophysiology pathway: Evoked Potentials (20 credits)
  • Vision Science pathway: Ophthalmic & Vision Science (20 credits)

Year Three

  • Neurophysiology pathway: Neurophysiology Practice (30 credits)
  • Audiology pathway: Specialist Audiological Assessment and Management (30 credits)
  • Vision Science pathway: Ophthalmic & Vision Science II (30 credits)
  • Research Project II (30 credits)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44(0)121 204 3200