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The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences

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Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or the overseas equivalent in a suitable science subject. We may consider suitable experience combined with alternative qualifications. You should also demonstrate a keen interest in audiology.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Audiology course is aimed at science graduates who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of audiology.

The course focuses on the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of the science of audiology, including the identification, assessment, rehabilitation and management of adults and children with audiological and vestibular dysfunction.

Our course includes two short clinical placements in the north-west - one in an NHS audiology department and one in the independent sector - to help you gain valuable practical experience while you learn.

You will learn from internationally recognised experts at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) while studying on this course.

Clinical Training

Once you have completed this MSc, you will need to undertake an additional 40 week clinical training programme called the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to achieve clinical competency and eligibility for registration as a qualified audiologist or hearing aid dispenser practicing in the UK.

Manchester offers this further clinical training through the CCC, which is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

Places on the CCC are limited , as we are constrained by regional clinical placement training capacity in the NHS. Places on the CCC are therefore offered via a competitive entry process which involves an interview, technical assessment and communication task in Semester 2 of the MSc Audiology course.

When considering applicants for the CCC, we seek individuals who have the personal qualities and skills required to succeed in a clinical training environment, including:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (conflict management, team player)
  • Motivation to work in a healthcare environment
  • Motivation to work with patients, particularly the elderly
  • Ability to learn and grasp new ideas and concepts
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a high workload
  • Punctuality and reliability.

All successful applicants who are offered a CCC place will be allocated a clinical training placement in the north-west.

Please note that there is no funding available for the CCC programme and successful applicants will be required to self-fund travel costs, accommodation costs and the CCC programme fees. The CCC programme fees are currently £4,500 and are reviewed annually.

Information for International Applicants

We strongly advise international applicants to check if clinical training programmes are available to them in their home country before considering undertaking the MSc Audiology course at Manchester.

If your home country provides an undergraduate/ postgraduate or a clinical training programme in Audiology you would not be eligible to apply for the CCC programme.

Training someone to be competent to practice as an independent practitioner takes a lot of resources and at present this is primarily provided by the National Health Service (NHS) here in the UK.

If you are applying from a country where there are no graduate/postgraduate or clinical training programmes in Audiology, you are invited to discuss your needs with the Clinical Director for Audiology Education, bridget.goodier@manchester.ac.uk in order to investigate whether you could be supported to apply for the CCC programme here in the UK under Social Responsibility.


At present the CCC programme is non-award bearing and therefore does not fit the criteria for a Tier 4 visa. Therefore, if successful in your request for a place on the CCC programme, students would need to arrange their own visa requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 7601