Advanced Audiology MSc

London, Bloomsbury

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 your professional needs. The programme has a strong research and evidence-based practice foundation.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Pathways include:
Otology and Skull Base Surgery (TMSAUDSOSB01)
Audiovestibular Medicine (TMSAUDSMED01)

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Pathways include:
Otology and Skull Base Surgery (TMSAUDSOSB01)
Audiovestibular Medicine (TMSAUDSMED01)

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2024
Applications accepted
Applicants who require a visa: 16 Oct 2023 – 31 Jul 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Applicants who do not require a visa: 16 Oct 2023 – 30 Aug 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is the standard entry requirement.

The Ear Institute recognises that some audiology professionals may have had different (non-degree) entries into the profession. Applicants with the BAAT qualification and/or a Certificate or Diploma in Hearing Therapy who also have at least five years of relevant clinical experience and appropriate registration with the RCCP may be accepted, depending on their relevant experience, and are encouraged to contact the Ear Institute to discuss their application.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 1

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

A wide range of optional modules enables you to focus on specific advanced fields of audiology relevant to their professional practice. You will learn about the latest research in each field and how to apply this to patient care and service delivery. You will gain proficiency in using new tools and techniques in line with advanced-level practice.

Who this course is for

The Advanced Audiology MSc has been designed for practising clinicians/hearing aid dispensers who are interested in taking their professional practice to a more advanced level. The programme is ideally suited to practising audiologists, but professionals from related disciplines may also be considered.

What this course will give you

The UCL Ear Institute is one of the largest and most broad-based academic unit for research into hearing and deafness in the UK, allowing students to benefit from the range of clinical and research expertise among its staff. The associated Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the country.

The MSc programme is designed for practising professionals. A significant number of the optional modules are taught as Masterclasses (two- to five-day short courses) followed by tutorials and assessments. This allows students who continue to work during their studies significant flexibility in how they structure their MSc programme.

The programme has close links with healthcare providers and industry. Modules delivered as Masterclasses provide excellent networking opportunities with these companies and international healthcare professionals.

The foundation of your career

The MSc pushes the boundaries in helping clinicians develop their skills and services, and innovate and design solutions to today's hearing healthcare challenges.

UK students obtain the knowledge and skills for senior roles in the NHS, as defined by the Knowledge and Skills Framework and National Occupational Standards.


The programme provides audiologists with the required depth, breadth and up-to-date knowledge and competence to enable them to fulfil the needs of the higher practitioner roles.

The UCL Ear Institute's links with industry and healthcare providers allows students significant networking opportunities.


Throughout their time at the Ear Institute, students will have opportunities to develop new connections with staff and peers to expand their academic and professional networks through our interactive and participative programme. Students will learn from each other, from academic staff and practicing professionals, and will benefit from the Institute’s engagement with external groups including health trusts, charities, public and privates sector institutions.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical demonstrations and workshops, online tutorials and assignments. Research skills will be obtained through lectures and the completion of a scientific research project and poster presentation.

Assessments include essays, reflective journals, case studies, unseen examinations and the research dissertation.

Each taught module is worth 15 academic credits and represents approximately 150 learning hours (this includes lectures, tutorials, laboratory and practical work, assessments, home reading and revision). Students should note that this is approximately the equivalent of four weeks’ work in an average full-time job. For MSc students, the dissertation is worth 60 credits and represents approximately 600 learning hours, including supervision, collecting date and independent study.

A Postgraduate Diploma, three core modules (45 credits), five optional modules (75 credits), full-time nine months is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate, four optional modules (60 credits), part-time up to two years is offered.


MSc students undertake eight modules to the value of 120 credits, plus a dissertation to the value of 60 credits. 180 credits in total.

PG Dip students take 120 credits of taught modules but do not write a Dissertation.

All modules must be completed within 24 months from the date of enrolment. Any resit assessments required for taught modules will be completed during the Late Summer Assessment (LSA) period. Students enrolled on the MSc programme will undertake the research project either across the two years of study, or in their second year.

Students may study on a Modular/flexible basis. Modular/flexible students must complete all the assessments for their programme of study within 5 years of the date of first enrolling (this includes the Research Project for students taking the MSc) but may choose to complete the programme in less time. This mode of study is aimed at students who intend to follow the programme while continuing to work on either a full time or part time basis.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

MSc students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Advanced Audiology. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Advanced Audiology. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Advanced Audiology.


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) £15,100 £7,550
Tuition fees (2024/25) £34,400 £17,200

Pathways include:
Otology and Skull Base Surgery (TMSAUDSOSB01)
Audiovestibular Medicine (TMSAUDSMED01)

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

Additional costs

Students will be required to have an enhanced DBS Check and pass occupational health clearance if their research project involves a clinical placement.

This programme requires a completed DBS check for some compulsory modules. You will receive more information from UCL on how to complete the check once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer for the programme. The DBS application cost will be covered by UCL, but offer holders will also need to have their ID checked and verified at a Post Office, for which they will incur a charge of £15.00. The offer holder is also required to arrange and pay for any overseas police check that may be necessary; costs vary by country. For more information about the DBS application process, please contact the UCL Graduate Admissions team.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

UCL Ear Institute MSc Excellence Scholarships

Deadline: 30 June 2024
Value: £4,000 (1yr)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas

Next steps

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • Why you want to study Advanced Audiology at graduate level
  • Why you want to study Advanced Audiology 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

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate that your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme delivers.

The interview enables you to further demonstrate appropriate clinical experience and allows flexible applicants to discuss their strategy for completing the programme.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2024-2025

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