Convert a foundation degree qualification (or equivalent) to a full BSc (Hons) degree in audiology. Our accredited course is perfect for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers in the NHS, private or independent sectors.
Our course is accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP). Students who successfully pass all the required modules on this accredited, work-based course can expect to register with the RCCP.
The course is delivered in a blend of online learning and residentials to provide a flexible, practical and career-enhancing learning experience.
This course will broaden your knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of audiology (rehabilitative and diagnostic), as well as giving you the opportunity to complete a research project.
There will be extensive practical elements during the residential days using the latest hardware from Siemens, GN Resound and Interacoustics, supported by interactive learning resources that can be accessed conveniently from the office/home through our Learning Management System, including instructional videos in the teaching of the clinical competencies.
The residentials are spread monthly during each semester, beginning with a week's induction residential in September. Further compulsory residentials each last for up to five days, and take place in October, November, December, February, March and March/April – plus an exam day in May. There is also a requirement for a 12-hour observation placement in a paediatric setting.
The courses take one academic year to complete, from September to May, or if you choose the part-time option, two academic years. As a guideline, we suggest you plan for five to seven hours of online study per week when you're not attending a residential.
Our top-up course is designed specifically for hearing aid dispensers and audiologists. It will let you build on your existing qualifications and experience, and broaden your technical capabilities. By passing all the required modules, you can register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).
Your progress will be monitored through regular online interaction, including discussion boards, blogs and assignments. You'll complete and submit assignments at the end of the first semester, in January, and at the end of the second semester, in May. Undergraduate Major Project is submitted by the end of the second semester, in May. There is a practical exam at the end of second semester covering the competencies completed in the logbook.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You are responsible for arranging your accommodation during residentials; this is not included in the course fee.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
This Level 6 course in BSc (Hons) Audiology (Top-up) is suitable for practicing Hearing Aid Audiologists with relevant professional body registration (e.g. Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser with Health and Care Professions Council).
If you do not hold the professional body registration or do not meet the entry requirements of BSc (Hons) Audiology (top-up), we can consider you for our BSc (Hons) Hearing Sciences (Top Up) degree. Please contact us for further information.
The minimum academic qualifications required for admission are any one of the following:
You will also need:
International applicants with the equivalency for the above qualifications can be considered. However, they have to meet the minimum English language requirements (eg, Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) or equivalent).
Along with the above, the following competencies which are pre-requisites for the new course would have been passed:
Students should have achieved the above prerequisite competencies either successfully passing a Practical exam (OSCE) or the competencies signed off in a logbook approved by HCPC as a part of their Foundation degree or Equivalent. Evidence needs to be provided as a part of the application process.
Students that are not able to show the evidence of completing the above competencies will be required to undertake an interview and Direct Referral Clinical Competency assessment, to satisfy the above competency requirement.
Exceptionally, evidence of an equivalent learning achievement may be considered to qualify for admission.
Such cases are formally considered by a committee of Senate acting on its behalf and require approval before a student registers for a course leading to an Anglia Ruskin award.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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