Our Audiology degree will give you an expert understanding of the science of hearing, balance, and the conditions that affect them.
This three-year course combines rigorous academic and theoretical work with the extensive practical clinical experience you need for employment in this growing profession.
You will learn to assess hearing capacity and balance function using the latest diagnostic equipment and software applications in our state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities.
You’ll observe clinics in our Health and Wellbeing Academy, gain experience in dispensing hearing aids for the commercial sector and go on to build your skills and confidence in work placements at hospitals across Wales.
WHY AUDIOLOGY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Our excellent facilities provide realistic workplace simulations and many of our academic staff in Health Sciences are practising clinicians, providing invaluable professional insight and expertise.
You will also benefit from a real life patient setting in our award winning Health and Wellbeing Academy, an on-site clinic that provides health and wellbeing services for the local community including an audiology clinic in collaboration with the NHS.
The course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and we have very strong links with Welsh health boards, opening up hands-on clinical placement opportunities for you across the country. Meanwhile, the nearest hospital is right next-door to our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula.
If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
In addition to the Swansea University Open Days we have a Health Careers Open Day where you can find out more about our courses in Aberystwyth on May 1st 2019 – Register
YOUR AUDIOLOGY EXPERIENCE
A clearly structured degree programme with 64 weeks of clinical work placements spread over the three years will give you the skills and qualifications you need to begin your career as an audiologist.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
The audiology profession has undergone rapid expansion in recent years so as an Audiology graduate you can look forward to a variety of professional and further study opportunities.
The NHS starting salary for audiologists is £24,000, with typical career earnings rising to £40,157.
Within six months of graduating, 100% of our Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial role (Destination of Leavers Survey, 2018).