UCL Ear Institute


Postgraduate study

Study a masters’ degree in audiology at UCL Ear Institute. We train the next generation of auditory scientists and medics. Whether you are a practising audiologist, a science graduate or a medical professional, we have the right audiology course for you.

Audiology courses

UCL Ear Institute offers a range of Masters in audiology and otology, with a focus on research-based teaching. Our programmes provide you with skills such as critical thinking and problem solving that will aid you in the workplace.   

Courses for audiologists and medical professionals

With our MSc Advanced Audiology courses for practising audiologists and medical professionals, you will:

  • Specialise within three pathways, choosing modules to complement your practice 
  • Learn about the latest research in each field and how to apply this to patient care and service delivery
  • Gain proficiency in using new tools and techniques in line with advanced-level practice

Courses for science graduates 

With our MSc Audiological Science courses, you will:

  • Receive full training in audiology from the experts, in the classroom, lab and clinic.  
  • Learn about hearing and balance mechanisms, their structure, function, pathology and assessment.
  • Benefit from clinical experience and become a qualified audiologist with our unique clinical pathway. 

Studying in London 

We’re the only university in London where you can study a masters in audiology. We benefit highly from our location in central London, including forming partnerships with renowned NHS hospitals including the Royal Ear Nose and Throat Hospital.

Audiology careers

100% of UCL Ear Institute postgraduate students are in graduate-level work or study 15 months after completion of their studies. The median salary is £55,000.

(Source: most recent Graduate Outcomes Survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA))




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Advanced Audiology MSc

Advanced Audiology is designed for practising audiologists looking to enhance their clinical skills. Graduates are eligible to apply for senior clinical roles in the NHS or private sector. A variety of specialist modules can be selected to suit students' professional needs. The programme has a strong research and evidence-based practice foundation.

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Advanced Audiology: Audiovestibular Medicine MSc

The programme aims to provide the theoretical, clinical and research skills necessary for physicians who wish to pursue a career in audiovestibular medicine.

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Advanced Audiology: Otology and Skull Base Surgery MSc

This MSc is structured to provide the theoretical, scientific, clinical, research and vocational skills necessary to practise enhanced otology. The programme is designed for ENT surgeons and other trainees and physicians with an interest in the surgical aspects of audiology who wish to develop or enhance their careers or specialise in otology.

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Audiological Science MSc

The Audiological Science MSc provides a detailed study of the hearing and balance mechanisms: their structure, function and pathology. The relationship between laboratory research and clinical aspects forms a key element: lectures, demonstrations and tutorials will be complemented by practical experience in the clinic and laboratory.

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Audiological Science with Clinical Practice MSc

The Audiological Science with Clinical Practice MSc is designed to train students from other disciplines as audiologists. This unique two-year programme includes a 12-month clinical placement and provides the core knowledge, skills and clinical competencies necessary for employment as an audiologist and/or hearing aid dispenser.

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Brain Sciences MRes (SenSyT Pathway)

This MRes is an innovative research-led programme which brings together expertise from across the Faculty of Brain Sciences. The SenSyT pathway is taught by Ear Institute lecturers.

Key information 

Application guidance

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Teaching staff

Find out who teaches on the Ear Institute's MSc programmes.