UCL Ear Institute


Why study with us?

The UCL Ear Institute is the largest and most multidisciplinary centre for research into hearing and deafness in Europe and our courses are delivered by some of the most influential researchers and clinicians in the field of hearing and deafness.

Research excellence

  • UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research power (REF 2014), and together with the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, the UCL Ear Institute constitutes the largest centre for audiological research in Europe

  • We have the most influential researchers in deafness and hearing problems and audiology and speech language pathology in England and our research in this field is the most highly citied in the country (RAND bibliometric analysis)

  • In biomedical and health sciences, UCL is 1st in Europe for papers in the top 5% of their field by citation rate (2015-2018, CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020)

  • The UCL Ear Institute and Royal National Institute for Deaf People Libraries provide a collaborative housing of the largest library in Europe specialising in deafness and hearing loss

  • Our research covers virtually all aspects of modern auditory research, from basic investigations in biophysics, cell biology and genetics, through to electrophysiology and computational neuroscience and cochlear implantation surgery and outcomes

Graduate outcomes

100% of our students are in graduate-level work or study 15 months after completion of their programme.
(Source Graduate Outcomes Survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA))

Partner hospitals and location

We are 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 local healthcare providers:

  • We are partnered with the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, which houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the country

  • We work closely with NHS audiology departments and private hospitals to provide placement and observation opportunities for students

  • Our links with industry and healthcare providers provide our students with significant networking opportunities

  • Our central London location gives access to one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and influential cities, ranked as the best city in the world for university students (QS Best Student Cities 2022)

    UCL Ear study

    Undergraduate degrees

    Our BSc Audiology programme will equip you with the scientific skills needed to diagnose and manage ear disorders in a clinical setting.


    Postgraduate taught degrees

    Whether you are a practising audiologist, a science graduate or a medical professional, we have the right audiology course for you.

    Advanced audiology

    Postgraduate research degrees

    What makes us exceptional is the interaction between our laboratories and scientists to create research that is both novel and distinct. 

    student testimonials

    Student testimonials

    Find out what our students have to say about studying at the UCL Ear Institute.