01 Jul -01 Jul

We are currently recruiting for the MSc Hearing Balance and Communication program (MHBC) for 2022-2024.

The mission of the MHBC programme is to engage a diverse group of professionals in expanding and progressing their professional capacities. It uses an interdisciplinary approach with expert facilitators from a wide range of disciplinary and clinical backgrounds in order to contribute to improved care for patients and their families.

The MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication is offered on a part-time basis only over 2 years. A range of elective modules allows students to tailor their studies to their own professional and personal interests. At all times the emphasis is on critical appraisal of research evidence.

Programme Outline:

Programme content includes the nature and aetiologies of hearing and balance disorders, as well as hearing-related communication abilities in the paediatric and elderly populations; behavioural and objective assessment of hearing in children and adults; cochlear implants and implantable devices, habilitation for adults including those with complex needs, and the nature and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates will hold either a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degrees (NFQ Level 8) or a Postgraduate Degree (NFQ, Level 9 or equivalent), in any scientific or medical disciplines, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education.
  • In exceptional circumstances candidates without an honours degree may be recommended for entry to the programme after a review of their qualifications and expertise by the Programme Lead.
  • Note: this is not a clinical programme and does not confer clinical competencies required for entry into healthcare professions. Please note that no part of the programme or a Post-Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, or MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication, confers clinical competencies or eligibility for professional practice or registration in health or social care professions.

 For information on individual modules and fees please see the

MSc Hearing Balance and Communication website:  https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckx27/

Contact information:

Dr Amr El Refaie

Programme Lead

Email: amr.elrefaie@ucc.ie

Dr Siobhán Laoide-Kemp,

Programme Coordinator

Email: siobhan.laoidekemp@ucc.ie