Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Ear Institute

The UCL Ear Institute is the largest and most multi-disciplinary centre for research into hearing and deafness in Europe. The Institute provides a unique environment for graduate teaching and research training in hearing sciences and related clinical subjects. Our programmes draw on clinical expertise from the associated Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, which houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the UK, and have close links with leading manufacturers and suppliers of audiological devices and services.

The UCL Ear Institute is focussed on developing and enhancing our students' careers in audiological science, nedicine and audiology. Recent graduates are now employed as audiologists, clinical scientists, consultants and research scientists.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Ear Institute MD(Res) FT2, PT2
Ear Institute MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Advanced Audiology MSc/PG Dip FT, PT, FX
Audiological Science MSc/PG Dip FT, PT
Audiological Science with Clinical Practice MSc/PG Dip FT, FX
Audiovestibular Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT
ENT Practice (Otology) MSc FT
Medical Otology and Audiology (with specialisation in Audiovestibular Medicine) MSc/PG Dip FT, PT, FX
Medical Otology and Audiology (with specialisation in ENT Practice) MSc FT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 60 staff
  • 55 taught students
  • 32 research students


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Student View

"Participating in some observership clinics with my supervisor was extremely helpful for me, and writing the dissertation with all the new things I learned from this experience. Ophthalmology is one of the fastest evolving medical specialties, and dealing with vision was always my dream."

Abbas Fahem

Degree: Clinical Ophthalmology MSc

Subject: Ophthalmology, Faculty: Brain Sciences

Staff View

"I feel networked in London and because of that I am more engaged in various professional bodies and research networks. UCL is a world leader in cognitive neuroscience and so more things are possible here with the equipment and expertise to support new developments."

Professor Rosemary Varley

Professor in Acquired Language Disorders

Subject: Language and Communication, Faculty: Brain Sciences