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Qualification type

Professional Doctorate

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course is for you if you wish to gain a professional doctorate in hearing therapy by studying rehabilitative practices and developing communication and counselling skills. Through critical and original reading of audiological practices, you will be equipped to enable problem solving and application of audiology to marginalised and complex patient groups. The Doctor of Hearing Therapy course can be broken into four stages. You have the option of taking each of the four stages in order, or it is possible to exit the course at any of the stages, enabling you to be flexible with your level of commitment at the outset. You will attend Aston University campus for face to face teaching, which will also give you the opportunity to participate in group activities to meet fellow Doctor of Hearing Therapy students. This course is delivered via blended learning - mainly distance learning but with some essential on campus face to face delivery. The Doctor of Hearing Therapy is a unique qualification - a professional doctorate providing you with opportunities to pursue the study of rehabilitative practices and to develop their communication and counselling skills. It enables a critical and original reading of audiological practices, enabling problem solving and application of audiology to marginalised and complex patient groups. Students can gain a postgraduate certificate, diploma, masters or doctorate qualification.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance with attendance

Duration

7 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

The personal research project is the core of Doctor of Hearing Therapy programme. You will be supervised by members of the Aston University Applied Health Research Group. You will develop your research proposal based upon your own clinical interests, or may opt to select a project nominated by an Aston academic. Because this is a distance-learning programme, the research is not normally carried out on the University campus, and so it is essential that you have access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the research, usually in your place of work. You will submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees for UK/EU/International students: £1,100 per module / current indicative cost £8,400 full research project (£2,800 p.a). MSc Research Review (60 credits): Fee will be three times the 20 credit Module Fee, for the relevant academic year. There may be a slight increase in future years of study.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees for UK/EU/International students: £1,100 per module / current indicative cost £8,400 full research project (£2,800 p.a). MSc Research Review (60 credits): Fee will be three times the 20 credit Module Fee, for the relevant academic year. There may be a slight increase in future years of study.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to possess a good honours degree (minimum upper 2nd class) from a recognised university. We will also consider applicants with relevant professional experience on a case by case basis. The Doctor of Hearing Therapy programme is aimed at practising audiologists, who will complete case records were required for taught module coursework and will undertake a practice-based research project.