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.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
- Overseas Full-time: £21,700
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
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.
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.
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Scholarships available for this department
Selection based solely on financial need.
For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme. Selection based solely on financial need.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
Applicants should have a medical degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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English language proficiency level: Advanced
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
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.
Mr Robert Heller
T: +44 (0)20 7679 8966
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"In London, and at UCL in particular, I am surrounded by excellent colleagues who have helped me to shape my research in numerous ways. At least half of the techniques we use today in the laboratory were unknown to me until I joined UCL and started collaborating with colleagues."
Professor Matteo Carandini
Professor of Visual Neuroscience
Subject: Ophthalmology, Faculty: Brain Sciences
"I was able to collaborate with a great international faculty as part of my research project. The collaborative efforts continue even to this day, for which I am eternally grateful to UCL."
Dr Suraj Rajan
Neurology PG Resident, University of Missouri, USA, 2012
Subject: Neurology, Faculty: Brain Sciences