Research course

Audiology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
PhDPhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD study are expected to hold a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate level. However, additional qualifications or research experience can compensate for a 2:2 degree under certain circumstances. Applicants holding a Masters degree in a relevant subject are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants for MPhil study are expected to hold a minimum 2:1 at undergraduate level. For an assessment of individual entry qualifications candidates should contact the School of Psychological Sciences directly.

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

Audiological research is based within the internationally recognised Audiology and Deafness Research Group, based in the School of Psychological Sciences. The group is the UK leader for applied research in audiology and deafness that has a significant impact upon service delivery in the UK and abroad.

The impact of the group's research and subsequent knowledge transfer on service development (e.g. the NHS newborn hearing screening programme; digital signal-processing hearing aids and the modernisation of NHS hearing aid services) is highly significant, and is one of the features that distinguishes the group from other UK academic departments of audiology.

Research training within audiology provides a flexible platform for career development whilst offering structured progression to ensure study objectives are met. MPhil Students will quickly be immersed in current research activity being conducted. Within the wider research group, students will have the opportunity to discuss your research with fellow students, post-doctoral candidates and academics. Research Group seminars will provide background to recent developments within the discipline and there will be ample opportunity to share personal research findings, contribute to publications and attend/present at prominent conferences.

PhD study within audiology is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Flexibility is allowed within the parameters of the study to allow the research to evolve and instigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work. Yet this is complimented by a dedicated PhD training structure which provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones. The PhD project will either be outlined by the academic supervisor offering the study, or alternatively by an applicant seeking to work within a particular research area with a focused plan of research in mind.

The supervisory team will assist the PhD applicant throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research. Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

PhD students will quickly be immersed in current research activity being conducted. Within the wider research group, students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with fellow students, post-doctoral candidates and academics. Research Group seminars will provide background to recent developments within the discipline and there will be ample opportunity to share personal research findings, contribute to publications and attend/present at prominent conferences.

Progression is agreed in line with the PhD supervisory team, and key milestones are established so candidates can monitor their own development. In addition to regular meetings with supervisors, the School of Psychological Sciences hosts a dedicated postgraduate academic group who can provide further advice and guidance.
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Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0, or TOEFL 600 paper-based or 250 computer based.

Fees and funding

ESRC (1+3 and +3 studentships), MRC and ESRC/MRC Interdisciplinary Studentships are available, covering tuition fees and maintenance for UK students/fees only for EU students. International applicants can apply for Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) providing the difference between UK/EU and International fees. Other School bursaries are available, please contact the School.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
pg.psychology@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 2583