BSc (Hons) Hearing Sciences (Top-Up)

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Convert your foundation degree qualification (or equivalent) to a full BSc (Hons) in Hearing Sciences, with our one-year British Society in Hearing Aid Audiology-accredited course.

Our course is delivered through a blend of online learning and residential sessions to give you a flexible, practical and career-enhancing learning experience. As a guide, we suggest you plan for five to seven hours of online study per week when you're not attending a residential.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Distance Learning Facilitator, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

BSHAA accredited

This course is accredited by the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).


We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need: they help us review what we teach and how we teach it.

What's more, our Employability Service is here to give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We’ll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to boost your career prospects. As a distance learning student, you’ll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.

After graduating from our BSc (Hons) Hearing Sciences you might choose to apply for a postgraduate research award. Our academic staff have a wealth of research experience across a wide range of areas related to hearing science, as well as disability research in general. They have a history of publication in high-impact journals and have attracted grants from research councils, charitable trusts and industry. As a University, we have firm links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and international collaborations in countries including Sweden, Finland, India, Portugal, Iran and China.

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Distance learning courses are a great way to study for a full degree around your existing commitments, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.

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Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 students in 96 countries have studied online with ARU.

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