Healthcare Science (Audiology) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14200 per year

All study options

About Healthcare Science (Audiology) at Swansea University

Course Overview

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.

Key features

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.

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Course description

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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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesGBP 14200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time WEDS £14,200

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

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. 

Alternative requirements: 

  • Access to Science: Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. Please note: we do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing. 
  • BTEC: DDD
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either BB at A2 level (at least one in science) or DD at BTEC
  • Irish leaving certificate: 360
  • Students  whose first language is not English require IELTS English language requirement: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5/7.0 in all indicators

 Any offer of a place will also require:

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or approved equivalent.
  • An Occupational Health check.

Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the NHS Wales Values and Standards of Behaviour.

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