University College Cork


Course Outline
The MSc Audiology is a two year, full-time programme. This new programme in audiology has been designed to qualify students to practice the profession of audiology. The aim of the programme is to educate, train and inspire confident clinicians who can meet the challenges of providing an integrated, sophisticated and scientific approach to assessing and managing the needs of children and adults with hearing and balance disorders.

The programme is full-time over three semesters per year over two years. Students will attend a mix of lectures and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorials in which students apply knowledge in a sophisticated way to solve real-life problems efficiently.

Placement or Study Abroad Information
Practice education in the MSc Audiology is designed to promote integration of theory and practice by providing students with a range of clinical experiences across the programme. The goals are to provide students with:

- clinical experience that is problem-based and theory-driven, and which complements the academic curriculum;
- a variety of experiences in planning, implementing and evaluating an audiological intervention for people with hearing and balance disorders;
- the experience of working with other professionals involved with the management of people with hearing and balance disorders; and
- to support students to become independent audiologists.

Practice education will be structured to include weekly clinics during the teaching semester based in new purpose-built in-house Brookfield Audiology Clinic and in designated local audiology clinics around Cork. The students will learn practical skills supervised by Practice Tutors on these sites. During the summer, block placements will broaden experience using nationally available sites around Ireland.

Subjects taught

Year 1 (60 credits)
AU6012 Audiological Science and Rehabilitation I (10 credits)
AU6013 Audiological Science and Rehabilitation II (10 credits)
AU6014 Information Literacy and Research Strategies (5 credits)
AU6015 Medical Sciences for Hearing and Balance I (5 credits)
AU6017 Electrophysiology, Acoustics and Amplification I (5 credits)
AU6018 Psychosocial Dimensions of Deafness (5 credits)
AU6019 Human Development, Cognition and Communication Through the Lifespan (5 credits)
AU6020 Practice Education in Audiology I (15 credits)

Year 2 (60 credits)
AU6021 Audiological Science and Rehabilitation III (10 credits)
AU6022 Research Methods for Audiology (5 credits)
AU6023 Medical Sciences for Audiology II (5 credits)
AU6024 Electrophysiology, Acoustics and Amplification II (5 credits)
AU6025 Audiology Research Project (10 credits)
AU6026 Audiological Science and Rehabilitation IV (10 credits)
AU6028 Practice Education in Audiology II (15 credits)

Entry requirements

Candidates will hold either a minimum of Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or a postgraduate degree, in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, 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 under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) after a review of their qualifications and experience by the programme lead. The admission of such candidates will be subject to the approval of the College of Medicine and Health Executive Committee.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.

Please note that you must submit a motivation statement as part of this application process. The motivational statement should be no longer than 800 words and demonstrate your motivation, relevant previous experience, commitment and suitability in applying for this course.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and each applicant will be scored again by an interview panel on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation.

All students accepted onto the programme will need to have evidence of appropriate vaccinations for working in hospital environments and will need to provide evidence of Garda/Police vetting. All students on this programme will require Garda Clearance in order to attend student placements. University College Cork has made arrangements with the Gardaí in relation to Garda Clearance procedures. All candidates who accept places on this programme must complete and sign Garda Clearance Forms and return them to University College Cork. For more information on this process please read the UCC Student Garda Vetting Policy

This programme is subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found at

Application dates

Closing Date: 8th March 2024.


2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 2nd September 2024.

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
Audiologist work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community clinics and private clinics with all ages from newborns to the elderly to provide a client-centred approach to intervention and management of hearing loss and balance problems.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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