BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2022

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants


Previous guidance regarding mandatory vaccination for Covid for courses with a clinical or healthcare placement has been paused, in line with government advice. However both NHS England and NHS Improvement view getting vaccinated for healthcare staff and students as a professional duty. We therefore continue to highly recommend all students on this course to take up their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they are eligible.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form.

Applicants whose personal statement is specific to another discipline

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we will not consider those applicants who choose Healthcare Science (Audiology) as a second option and whose personal statement is geared towards a different discipline.

Interview requirements

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

Returning to education

If you are returning to education, you should have completed some assessed study at level 3 in the five years prior to the start of the course.

Individual consideration is given to recent academic qualifications or other relevant experience. Preference will be given if you have experience of health-related areas, especially those in which there is some anatomy, physiology and/or psychology.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

This course is primarily aimed at training audiology practitioners to meet the requirements of the NHS and independent sector in the UK. We rely heavily on placement capacity within these areas and, as a result, the course is not currently open to non-EU applicants.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

Health screening

We are mindful of the health of both our 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

See the HCPC guide for more information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

If your application is successful, we will require you to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as advised by the Department of Health.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

Applicants who have undertaken resit assessments at level 2 or 3 will be considered on an individual basis.


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. Please note: applicants will always be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements for the year of study they are applying for.

If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.