Taught course

Audiology and Audiology (with Clinical Placement)

University of Southampton · Engineering

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours (2:1) or higher in a related discipline such as a physical, biological, life or behavioural science or an engineering subject.

Applicants with a lower-second class Bachelor’s honours degree are considered only if evidence can be provided for the development of skills and capabilities beyond the degree, such as two years of relevant and appropriate work experience and training.

Months of entry


Course content

The one-year MSc Audiology at the University of Southampton is widely recognised as a world-leading postgraduate course for the academic training of audiologists. It is suitable for those who wish to enter audiology for the first time and for audiologists or related professionals who wish to progress their careers.

We encourage applicants from UK, EU and international residents. The two-year MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) course is also available for UK/EU residents who are new to audiology en route to registration with RCCP and to work in the NHS as an Audiologist. Please note that graduates from the one-year MSc Audiology are unable to register to work in the UK without relevant clinical experience. The level of experience required to apply for clinical registration is determined by the registration bodies.

Our world-leading MSc Audiology courses, underpinned by our pioneering research, enable both experienced clinicians and recent science/engineering graduates to accelerate their careers. The one-year MSc course provides scientific training in audiology and takes students from around the world. The two-year MSc course adds a 9-12 month clinical placements in the UK, Ireland and Jersey. All placement centres are approved and accredited by the University of Southampton and include a mixture of NHS and private clinics.

Our graduates have transformed audiology around the world, from starting the first audiology service in Rwanda, developing the national Chinese hearing test, becoming head of University department in Jordan to managing a hearing screening programme in the UK.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band D IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing and 6.0 in Speaking and Listening.

Fees and funding


We offer placement scholarships for UK/EU residents who start the first year of the programme in 2020, reducing the tuition fee for the placement year to just £500. The number of scholarships given is limited only by our placement capacity. The scholarships are offered in support of the UK audiology workforce and consist of a reduction in the fee for the second year of the programme (the placement year) only; they cannot be used for the first year of the programme and cannot be taken as cash.

For international applicants scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course from your country of origin.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Engineering and The Environment
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