Taught course


University of Southampton · Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
MScMSc with Clinical Practice

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for audiological scientists and audiologists whose primary roles are the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing and balance problems in children and adults.

Our one-year MSc Audiology course consists of a taught component followed by a substantial research project, leading to a dissertation. The two-year MSc Audiology with Clinical Placement programme is only available for UK and EU residents who are new to audiology. This programme includes a 40-week unpaid placement and is fully accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, enabling successful students to register as audiologists and work in the NHS. Programme structure The first year of both programmes is identical.

Year one is divided into two taught semesters, plus four months over the summer dedicated to your research project. During the year you will attend taster clinics, discover more about cochlear implantation in our inhouse auditory implant service, develop further research skills and investigate healthcare innovations in the field.

The second year of the MSc Audiology (with Clinical Placement) consists of a minimum of 40 weeks of clinical placement. You will need to apply for the one-year programme and express an interest in the placement in your application. If you are eligible, we will offer you a placement before you have started the first year. This will give you valuable experience in clinical procedures and patient interaction. All placements take place in approved audiology services in the UK, Ireland and Jersey.

Semester one modules
: Clinical Audiology 1; Rehabilitation for Auditory Disorders; Physiology and Psychology of Hearing; Applied Research Methods

Semester two modules: Clinical Audiology 2; Fundamentals of Auditory Implants; Paediatric Audiology; Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders; Applied Research Methods; Research Project

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

MSc with Clinical Practice

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651