University of Southampton

University of Southampton


The programme consists of a taught component followed by a substantial research project leading to a dissertation. You will also attend taster clinics, develop research skills and investigate healthcare innovations in the field. A 40-week clinical placement after the MSc is available for UK/EU students allowing them to register and work in the NHS as audiologists.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, is required, and from an appropriate institution in a physical, biological, life or behavioural science or an engineering subject. Further, performance corresponding to at least upper 2nd class level in the final year dissertation or research project, where appropriate.Applicants with a lower 2nd class Honours degree are considered only if evidence can be provided for the development of skills and capabilities beyond the degree, such as 2-years of relevant and appropriate work experience and training.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules: Clinical assessment in audiology; physiology and psychology of hearing; pathology and vestibular system; principles of auditory rehabilitation. Semester 2 modules: paediatric audiology; tinnitus and its management; fundamentals of cochlear implantation; applied research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects, laboratory reports and oral presentations.

Sponsorship information

NHS clinical scientist training posts, which include support for further clinical training; PgDip supported by NHS funded PgDip places, which provide full fees, means-tested bursaries and a salaried 1 year clinical placement; additional university awards are available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Engineering and Environment
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4651