Develop your career at the UCL Ear Institute – huge demand for audiologists in the UK – scholarships available

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Studying Audiology

Audiology is a branch of science specialising in identifying and assessing hearing and balance function, and their associated disorders. It is a rapidly developing field and there is a huge demand for audiologists in the UK -16% of the UK population have significant hearing loss. According to WHO one in ten globally will have a disabling hearing loss by 2050.

Why the UCL Ear Institute?

The UCL Ear Institute is the largest multidisciplinary centre for research into hearing and deafness in Europe. We bring together some of the most influential clinicians and researchers in the field of ear disorders.  Our courses draw on the expertise of senior clinicians from the NHS and private sector, including the associated Royal National Ear Nose & Throat and Eastman Dental Hospital.

It is home to a wide number of dynamic and pioneering postgraduate programmes that support students looking to develop a career in audiology, as well as developing advanced skills and knowledge for those already pursuing a career within audiology.

Courses for science graduates

With our MSc Audiological Science courses you will:

  • Receive full training in audiology from the experts, in the classroom, lab and clinic
  • Learn about hearing and balance mechanisms, their structure, function, pathology and assessment
  • Benefit from clinical experience and become a qualified audiologist with our unique clinical pathway.

Courses for audiologists and medical professionals

With our MSc Advanced Audiology courses you will:

  • Specialise within three pathways, choosing modules to complement your practice
  • Learn about the latest research in each field and how to apply this to patient care and service delivery
  • Gain proficiency in using new tools and techniques in line with advanced-level practice.

Our links with healthcare, industry and the charitable sector provide significant networking opportunities.  100% of our students are in graduate-level work or study 15 months after completion of their course at the Ear Institute (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21).  UCL is one of the top four universities in Europe for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).


We are pleased to offer four MSc Excellence Scholarships, worth £3,000 each, for talented postgraduate students applying for 2024 entry.

By studying at the UCL Ear Institute, you will join a community like no other. You will learn from pioneering researchers and clinicians, and study alongside students passionate to understand hearing and fight deafness.

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