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Advanced Audiology: Audiovestibular Medicine MSc

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UCL Ear Institute’s teaching and research in audiology, otology and audiovestibular medicine are world leading. Our programmes 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.


The programme aims to provide the theoretical, clinical and research skills necessary for physicians who wish to pursue a career in audiovestibular medicine.

Programme starts: September 2022

Applications by: 31 Mar 2022


Entry requirements

A UK medical degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants should also have the relevant postgraduate clinical experience in their parent medical specialty. As there will be clinical placements within the NHS, students will also be expected to satisfy the requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health.

English language requirements

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from theĀ International Students website.

About this degree

The programme aims to provide the theoretical, clinical and research skills necessary for physicians who wish to pursue a career in audiovestibular medicine.

It also aims to ensure that graduates are scientifically literate at postgraduate level as well as clinically competent in medical otology and audiology.

Who this course is for

The Advanced Audiology: Audio-vestibular Medicine MSc has been designed for those with a medical degree. Applicants should also have the relevant postgraduate clinical experience in their parent medical specialty. Applications and adjustments are considered on case-by-case basis.

Read about what it takes to study for a Master’s at UCL

What this course will give you

The UCL Ear Institute is one of the largest and most broad-based academic unit for research into hearing and deafness in the UK, allowing students to benefit from the range of clinical and research expertise among its staff. The associated Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital houses the largest clinical audiology unit in the country.

The MSc programme is designed for practising professionals. A significant number of the optional modules are taught as Masterclasses (three to five-day short courses) followed by tutorials and assessments. This allows students who continue to work part-time significant flexibility in how they structure their MSc programme.

Read about what you’ll get out of a graduate programme

The foundation of your career

On successful completion of this MSc, graduates will have acquired wide-ranging skills which will enhance professional practice and future employability. Research skills gained will include data management and analysis, critical literature evaluation and an enhanced understanding of how evidence informs healthcare provision. For ENT surgeons at a foundation/core training level, the programme adds a substantial clinical and research dimension to an application for core/higher training. For those already in higher training, completing this MSc demonstrates a commitment to acquiring advanced research skills and the opportunity to develop an academic clinical career as a practising surgeon.

Employability

This MSc provides a firm foundation in the practice of audiovestibular techniques and their clinical applications for physicians who wish to enhance their careers or develop a research career in this field. This programme at UCL has a highly acclaimed track record in catering for a broad range of training needs of physicians both from the UK and abroad. Alumni include high-profile audiovestibular and ENT physicians, practising within the UK and internationally, with highly successful clinical, research or public health career trajectories after completing the programme. The Postgraduate Certificate option provides key theoretical foundations to inform evidence-based practice and translational research and is recognised for specialty training in the UK by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) for Audiovestibular Medicine. It also represents part of the General Medical Council approved theoretical assessment component.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, practical demonstrations and workshops, structured workplace/placement observation, online tutorials and assignments. Research skills will be obtained through lectures and the completion of a scientific research project and poster presentation. Assessments include essays, reflective journals, case studies, clinical portfolios, unseen examinations and the research dissertation.

A Postgraduate Diploma, three core modules (45 credits), five optional modules (75 credits), full-time one year, flexible two to five years is offered. You may be interested in a PG Certificate if you already have an advanced degree. This programme is formed of four mandatory modules (60 credits).