Postgraduate
MSc Audiology

University College Cork

Course Overview


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 the two years. Students will attend a mix of lectures and Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorials which students apply knowledge in a sophisticated way to solve real-life problems efficiently.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

24 Months Full-time (2 Years)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

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.

Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 18,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This MSc in Audiology is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland to qualify individuals to practice audiology.
  • The programme was developed in response to a call from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Services Executive (HSE) to provide clinical education in Audiology, following the National Audiology Review by the HSE.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
    Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
    2 letters of recommendation
    A copy of your passport
    Personal Statement
    CV/Resume
    Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • Candidates will hold either an undergraduate honours degree (National Framework of Qualifications Ireland, level 8; minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1) 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 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 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.
  • Candidates whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 with scores in no individual section less than 6.5, regardless of nationality or employment status within the EU.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): DET 110-115 + Skills Check.DET 120 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 6.5 Minimum individual sections 6.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): TOEFL 90; Listening – 23; Reading – 21; Speaking – 22; Writing 23
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 63 Minimum individual sections 63
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


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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