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University of Manchester

Healthcare Science (Audiology)

UCAS Code: B611

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

We require grades ABB, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science).

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

For Access to Higher Education courses, an overall of 60 credits are required with 45 Level 3 credits awarded at Distinction , 15 credits at Distinction must be in a science subject. You should also have our standard GCSE requirements. We welcome applicants completing an Access to HE course in a health or science-related subject. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants, who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education. We will consider applications on an individual basis taking into account other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted.

We accept two AS-levels at a minimum of grade B in place of one full A-level. If you do not have a full A-level in a science subject, you must choose both AS-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A-level grade listed in the course entry requirements.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require minimum grade C/4 in six subjects, including English Language. Grade B/6 is required in Mathematics and a science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

We require 34 points overall including 6, 5, 5 points at higher level (with at least one science subject).

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Our typical offer is Higher Level grades of H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology. Each application is considered holistically and therefore we welcome applicants to contact the school for further information based on their personal predicted grades. For an Irish Leaving Certificate awarded before 2017, we would require A2,B1,B2,B2,B2/A2,A2,B2,B2,B3 including at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We require successful completion of Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma at grade DDD in Health and Social Care only alongside an A-level at grade B in either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We require successful completion of BTEC National Diploma in a science based subject at grades DD with one A-level at grade B. The A-level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We require successful completion of BTEC National Extended Certificate in a science based subject at grade D plus AB at A Level. One A-level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We require successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma at grades DDD in a science-based subject (Applied Science would also be accepted at this level). Health and Social Care in the BTEC National Extended Diploma at grades DDD can be accepted alongside an A -level at Grade B or above in either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

We require successful completion of BTEC National Foundation Diploma in a science based subject at grade M. It must be offered alongside 2 A-level subjects at grades AB. One A-level must be in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. The BTEC National Certificate is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

We require grades ABB including one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology. Please note if Mathematics and a Science subject is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade Credit level grade 2). Similarly, if English Language is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Our typical offer is ABBBB in five Scottish Higher subjects (one of which must include Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology) alongside grade A in one Advanced Highers subject. Please note if Mathematics and a Science subject is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade Credit level grade 2). Similarly, if English Language is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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37%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Audiology

Our three-year BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course offers practitioner-level training and a qualification accredited by the HCPC, RCCP and AHCS, allowing you to work within both the NHS and the independent sector.

You will study the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of audiology that are needed to practice as an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser.

The course includes topics and placements in closely related healthcare science areas such as neurophysiology and vision sciences in Year 1.

In Year 2, you will learn about inter-professional practice in group workshops with nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and dentistry students. Studying alongside other healthcare professionals will equip you to be a 21st century health practitioner working in diverse multidisciplinary teams.

In addition to learning degree-level skills and core audiology academic content. you will have 50 weeks of practical clinical training. Practical training is included in all three years of the course, with substantial practical skills training taking place in our Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) laboratories.

Throughout this course, you will use the skills you develop to assess and treat patients in clinics offering a range of audiology services, while under expert supervision. This is undertaken in independent sector training placements in Years 1 and 2 and NHS training placements in all years.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Audiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
396

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
31%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Therapy professionals
11%
Health professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£33k

£33k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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