NO TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.
EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
AVERAGE EARNINGS: Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BBB at A2 level with at least one being maths, biology, physics or chemistry. GCSE profiles need to include Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and Science all at Grade A-C.
ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.
Why take this course?
- Ranked 3rd for Aural Sciences (Complete University Guide, 2015)
- Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience
- 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements
- Clinical practice suite allows students to gain confidence and experience before moving on to their work placements.
- Many subject-specific academic staff are also clinically active and still work in practice
- Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus
- We are ranked 22nd in the UK for health professions in the Guardian Good University Guide 2017
- 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
- Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)
- There is varied access to further study in health or social care at postgraduate level upon completion
- Our audiology staff have many research interests including Spatial Hearing, Hearing Aids and Localisation
- Students have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for.
But University isn't just about studying. Swansea offers a great student experience in a beautiful environment. Here are a few more reasons why you should choose Swansea
Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance and the pathological conditions that can affect them. Students will learn how to assess hearing capacity and balance function while the clinical side of the course will provide the practical skills needed for employment in the profession.
As part of the course students will undertake a rigorous educational programme, involving both theoretical and clinical learning, and attend 64 weeks of placement at hospitals across Wales.
There are also multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences' state-of-the-art facilities which offer realistic workplace experiences.
Learning resources include a clinical and technical skills centre and simulated clinical practice facilities.
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