Audiology is a very dynamic field within the National Health Service and there are various career pathways for individuals wishing to pursue Audiology as a career. There are many opportunities available in addition to working within the NHS including working within the private sector, in research institutes and in Universities.

Current career pathways:

BSc Audiology (4years)

- Years 1,2,4 will involve lectures, practical classes and short placements at an NHS Audiology department
- Year 3 will be spent as a full time clinical training year in one or two NHS Audiology departments

Entry Requirements:
- 3 'A' Levels
- 1 should be a science subject

- Fees are paid by the NHS
- Eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary
- A training salary will be paid during year 3

Courses run by:
- The University of Manchester
- University of Wales,Swansea
- University of Bristol
- University of Leeds
- Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
- De Montford University, Leicester
- Aston University
- University College London
- University of Southampton

MSc/PGDip Audiology

- 1 year full time (MSc)/ 9 month full time (PGDip)
- Involves lectures, practical's and short placements
- MSc includes a dissertation research project component
- Course will need to followed by a clinical training period (see University websites for further information)

Entry Requirements:
- Honours undergraduate degree in a science or relevant subject

Courses run by:
- The University of Manchester
- University College London
- University of Southampton

Other opportunities: 

Higher Training Scheme

- Scheme run by theBritishAcademyof Audiology that aims to offer further training to existing Audiologists.
- Here at Chester we are accredited for training within Adult Rehabilitation and First Line Diagnostic Assessment, Tinnitus and Hypercausis, Paediatric Assessment and Habilitation modules.
- For more information see

Foundation Degree

- Suitable for individuals who are currently working in the field of Audiology and who wish to develop their knowledge.

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