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Audiology MSc (with Clinical Placement)

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

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 & International applicants en route to working as a Clinical Audiologist (EU and international applicants should refer to the registration body's guidance for international applicants). 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.

Introducing your degree

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.

Two-year MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) course

Year one is identical to the non-placement programme

Year two adds a clinical placement.

Duration of the unpaid placement - minimum of 40 weeks - maximum of 52 weeks.

We welcome applications for the Two-year MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) course from UK, EU and International applicants.

Applicants are all asked to apply for the one-year MSc Audiology course and are then allocated to their placements prior to commencing the first year of study. Please indicate your wish to be considered for a placement in your personal statement.

Placements are allocated on a first come first served basis and are in approved audiology services in the UK, Ireland and Jersey.


The MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) course is accredited by the Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).


We offer an exciting programme of activities to help you explore your career options and develop your employability skills. The highlight of the year is a student-led Audiology careers event, organised by Audiology student ‘Employability Ambassadors’ with support from the Employability lead for Audiology and our dedicated Careers Practitioner. The event provides an opportunity to network with a wide variety of employers including NHS, private sector, charitable sector, recruitment agencies, cochlear implant and hearing aid companies. Our students also attend the Health Sciences Employability week, which includes sessions offering career planning advice, CV and interview skills workshops and options for further study. Audiology students are well supported throughout the year by the Careers and Employability service who offer individual support to complete job applications and mock interviews.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Physiology and Psychology of Hearing
Rehabilitation of Auditory Disorders
Clinical Audiology 1
Applied Research Methods
Research Project
Clinical Audiology 2
Fundamentals of Auditory Implants
Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders
Paediatric Audiology

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Audiology with Clinical Placement: Year 1 of 2: £9,250; Year 2 of 2: £500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Audiology with Clinical Placement: Year 1 of 2 : £23,136; Year 2 of 2: £22,268

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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. Applicants who do not have adequate recent academic experience in a science subject but have an otherwise strong application may be considered for the Alternative Route to MSc (ARM) pathway.

Department profile

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton is home to Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, which incorporates the Optoelectronics Research Centre. Postgraduate study: We offer over 50 taught masters programmes for you to choose from, ranging from electrochemistry to audiology, chemical engineering...more

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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