Mr Robert Heller
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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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.
ENT Practice (Otology) MSc
The ENT Practice (Otology) MSc provides a thorough understanding of the basic scientific principles involved in the practice of audio-vestibular techniques and their clinical applications in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the disorder of hearing and balance. This is achieved through teaching, practical experience and research.
What will I learn?
Students gain both theoretical and practical clinical experience of test procedures and will observe surgical techniques ranging from paediatric cochlear implantation to vestibular schwannoma surgery. The programme develops practical audio-vestibular testing skills including audiometry, tympanometry, vestibular tests, physiological tests, central auditory function tests, and auditory and vestibular rehabilitation.
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:
Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible 2-5 years)
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars and clinical presentations. Each course involves discussion of key issues, practice in applying concepts both orally and in writing, analysis and interpretation of material, and individual feedback sessions. Assessment is through unseen examinations, coursework, long essays and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
Applicants should have a medical degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; 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 programme will be of particular benefit for ENT Surgeons and others who are involved in the overall management of patients with deafness and/or dizziness.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study ENT Practice (Otology) at graduate level
- why you want to study ENT Practice (Otology) 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
The programme provides a firm foundation in the practice of audio-vestibular techniques and their clinical applications for ENT surgeons who wish to enhance career progression or develop a research career in this field.
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