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Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences) MSc

Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you wish to embark on the career pathway for Healthcare Scientists, accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science. The scheme aims to provide an appropriately trained workforce to work in the NHS through clinical science training. The Department of Health has introduced a new career pathway for Healthcare Scientists. Students are employed within NHS Departments and released to undertake academic study. This includes clinical science training to provide an appropriately trained workforce to work in the NHS. This requires the education and training of practitioners in the division of neurosensory science. This division is made up of 3 pathways: Audiology; Neurophysiology; Ophthalmic & Vision Sciences. Students undertake common learning throughout the programme but also have specialist topics in year two and three. The majority of the teaching and learning material is delivered online via a virtual learning environment (known as Blackboard). You will be provided with a study guide for each module which ensures that you are aware of what material needs covering when. The first year is mostly assessed via coursework, so you are able to benchmark your abilities early on and to develop your skills in managing your own learning.

This course sits within the Department of Health’s vision for the Healthcare Science workforce. The aim is to develop practitioners who can improve the scientific profile within healthcare and who have the requisite skills to enhance both the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the NHS. As such it is predominantly aimed at graduates employed within the Scientist Training Programme. It is also aimed at NHS practitioners within the disciplines who wish to undertake an academic qualification as part of their professional development. Individual modules can be undertaken as part of the School’s flexible credit accumulation system leading to a post-graduate certificate, diploma or master's qualification. The programme is designed to formally meet the requirements of the NHS and builds on Aston’s established links and extensive experience of health education.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Introduction to Neurosensory Sciences (15 Credits)
Clinical Science (15 Credits)
Introduction to Healthcare Science (15 Credits)
Professional Practice (15 Credits)
Evidence Based Practice (10 Credits)
Audiology pathway: Adult Rehabilitation (20 Credits)
Research Project I (20 Credits)
Neurophysiology pathway: Evoked Potentials (20 Credits)
Vision Science pathway: Ophthalmic & Vision Science (20 Credits)
Neurophysiology pathway: Neurophysiology Practice (30 Credits)
Vision Science pathway: Ophthalmic & Vision Science II (30 Credits)
Audiology pathway: Specialist Audiological Assessment and Management (30 Credits)
Research Project II (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

This course is funded by the NHS.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is funded by the NHS.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements are set by the NHS. Students must possess a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a life Sciences based subject e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, chemical engineering, pharmacology, physiology, physical science subject. For students who obtained their degree outside the UK, the degree/qualification must be deemed to be at least of equivalent standing.