Fees: Tuition fees for full course duration (15 months) for 2020-entry:
- Home / EU students: £13,850
- International students: £28,300*
A 10% discount is available for providers (or individual NHS trusts) sending 5 or more students. A 20% discount is available for providers (or individual NHS trusts) sending 8 or more students.
* Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Mode of delivery: Part time, work based learning (you must be employed full-time in the field of audiology at the start of this course and for the duration of it)
Duration: 21 days of on-campus teaching and assessment across 15 months
- This course requires all applicants to uphold professional standards of behaviour.
- Accreditation of previous learning experience (APEL): Applicants who hold a relevant academic qualification in Audiology such as BSc Hons Hearing Sciences or other interim award from a BSc Hons Audiology programme will be considered for entry to the second stage of the programme. This will also require an assessment of clinical competence which will be arranged by the University.
- The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications.
- Find out more about our admissions policy.
- You must be employed full-time in the field of audiology and a letter of support from your employer must be included with the application.
- If you are not currently employed in this field, you may wish to contact one of our partners, Scrivens Hearing Care, who may be able to support you. Find out more about Scrivens Hearing Care.
- GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 (level 2 equivalents considered)
- Offer is subject to successfully passing an Audit of your clinical work based environment.
Application deadline: 30th April 2020
Criminal Records Check (DBS) & Fitness to Practise information: As you will be working with the public you will be required to complete an online enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to the start of the academic term and this must be renewed as required throughout the duration of the course. An enhanced DBS check covers all previous convictions, including spent ones.
The cost of the DBS check is £44, which you will pay via the University online payment system.
Aston can check a pre-existing Enhanced DBS certificate for the Adult and Child Workforce if you have signed up to the DBS update service. We will require your permission in writing by email to access this information through the Update Service.
You can find out further information about the DBS check including guidance on the application process from their customer service department on 0300 0200 190, or on their website.
Occupational Health Check: You will be required to undertake a confidential online Health Check prior to the start of the academic term and further occasional health assessments may also be required. Once completed, the Audiology Department receives a report detailing whether or not there are any health concerns that need to be addressed before starting the course.
The cost of the initial Health Check is covered by the University.
Progression onto final year of the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course: For Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology graduates please note you must meet the following entry requirements for progression onto Year 3 of BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course:
- Applications must be made via UCAS (deadline = 30th March: this is to allow for time for the audits to be performed)
- Must pass the Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology with a Distinction.
- Pass both the workplace clinical audit and clinical competency assessments. These are organised by Aston University once the application has been received and undergone initial admissions review.
- Demonstrate that you are working and maintaining competence in performing the Scope of Practice in the FD role.
- You must be able to gain access to the specialist areas (Paediatric and Vestibular).
- You must also have a formal arrangement in place between the service and the specialist service(s) (either Private or NHS Provision) and confirmation of this from the Head of Service and your Employer to state this.
- To achieve the award of BSc Hons, students will be required to complete a further year of study.
- Students will be required to complete a Research Methods module during year 3 of the BSc course.
- For External Graduates of Foundation Degree in Audiology, you must additionally meet the level 2 and 3 entry requirements for BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)