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Contact details

Mr Robert Heller

Email: robert.heller@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8966

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Prospectus Entry

Ear Institute

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Advanced Audiology MSc

Designed to enable the progress and advancement of Audiology professionals within the NHS and other health organisations, this MSc covers a diverse range of subjects including cochlear function and the mechanisms of hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, rehabilitation of vestibular disorders, advances in cochlear implants and implantable devices, and advanced amplification & rehabilitation.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme provides audiologists and related practitioners with research-led developments and advanced training, alongside the skills and knowledge required to develop and lead research, and deliver evidence-based diagnosis and management. Participants gain the skills necessary to fulfil the higher practitioner roles (bands 6 and 7) within the NHS.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Ear Institute provides a unique environment for graduate study, and is the largest and most broad-based academic unit for research into hearing and deafness in the UK.

Students benefit from the interdisciplinary range of clinical and research expertise among its staff. Collaboration between disciplines provides integrated research projects encompassing the peripheral structures in the inner ear to the auditory cortex, using a range of model systems from flies to humans.

The associated Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the country, and the first ever Cochlear Implant team in the UK.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years (flexible 3–5 years)

MSc Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core taught modules (45 credits) the research project and dissertation (60 credits) and five optional modules (75 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Audiovestibular System
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Counselling
  • Research Project (see below)

Options

  • Central Auditory Processing
  • Advanced Management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
  • Advanced Amplification and Aural Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Advances in Cochlear Implants
  • Paediatric Assessment
  • Paediatric Habilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, practical demonstrations and workshops, on-line tutorials and assignments. Research skills will be obtained through lectures and the completion of a scientific research paper and poster presentation. Assessments include written assignments of 3000 words, reflective journals, case studies, unseen examinations, and the research dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have at least two years' recent post-qualification clinical experience in audiology or a related discipline. A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is the current entry requirement.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

Please apply online; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The Advanced Audiology MSc has been designed for practising clinicians who are interested in taking their professional practice to a more advanced level. This exciting new programme is ideally suited to practising audiologists, but professionals from related disciplines may also be considered.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Advanced Audiology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Advanced Audiology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

The programme provides Audiologists with the required depth and breadth of up-to-date knowledge and competence to enable them to fulfil the needs of the higher practitioner roles (bands 6 and 7) within the NHS, as defined by the Knowledge and Skills Framework and National Occupational Standards.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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