MSc Audiology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

We welcome you to provide a personal statement and CV.

We accept applications from non-graduate audiologists already in the NHS. Applications are considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

This is a very challenging, full-time programme of study. You should be aware that a high level of commitment and dedication is required for successful completion.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

The MSc Audiology course is open to international students.

International students who wish to apply for the MSc Audiology course only are advised to do the following on application.

  • Send copies of the required qualifications to the University as soon as possible.
  • Send proof of funding for the course to which they are applying. The University does not fund individual students. Candidates should seek finance from their own government, an international awarding body or be self-funding.
  • Check the English language requirements for the course.

All international students must also upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

Health Screening

The University of Manchester is mindful of the health of both its students and of the public, with whom healthcare students come into contact on placement. Consequently, if your application is successful, we will require you to comply with a confidential health screening as advised by the Department of Health.

Health screening will be undertaken by the Student Occupational Health Service who will advise on any follow-up vaccination or other intervention that may be indicated.

Health questionnaire and screening

Please note that audiology clinical work and study requires all applicants to complete a pre-acceptance health questionnaire which is returned to the University's Occupational Health Service having been checked and countersigned by your GP. All such forms are screened to decide whether, on the basis of the information provided, the student would be able to fulfil the core competencies of their chosen programme of study, as defined by the British Academy of Audiology.

To ensure safe audiology practice the following will need to be considered:

  • Mobility
  • Upper limb function
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Skin function
  • Interruption of consciousness
  • Concentration, awareness, memory and ability to learn and understand

Disclosure and Barring Service check

The University of Manchester is mindful of the wellbeing of both its students and of the public, with whom healthcare students come into contact on placement. Consequently, if your application is successful, we will require you to comply with a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as advised by the Department of Health.

International applicants - if you are successful in receiving a place on this course, as part of your conditional offer you must supply a police check from your home country which must be considered satisfactory by the University.

Please see the website for further information on the certificate required from your country.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.