Postgraduate Taught

PgDip/MSc Rehabilitative Audiology (Post-Registration)


This course will be suspended for 2019/20 entry whilst reviews are taking place.


Delivered online, this course is suitable for audiologists from a wide range of clinical settings who are interested in aural rehabilitation. The course will provide you with further knowledge and skills in adult and paediatric aural rehabilitation to support career development and progression for qualified audiologists.

You will find case studies on students and graduates of this course at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

The course aims to create an intellectually stimulating opportunity for you to develop academic knowledge and research skills, thus enhancing your practice in rehabilitative audiology. Suitable for international, UK and local audiologists, the course will develop knowledge of the evidence base in practice and further develop critical thinking, clinical reasoning and research knowledge.

The course is organised in three broad strands:

  • Research (Research Proposal and Dissertation)
  • Rehabilitative Audiology
  • Professional Practice

Knowledge, understanding and skills acquired across the course will be integrated and applied in the clinical setting throughout all modules. This course will ensure that the audiologist acquires the advanced knowledge required to work with complex audiological cases as well as managing service input.

PgCert Hearing and Communication

The PgDip/MSc (Post-Registration) Rehabilitative Audiology is open only to qualified audiologists but includes modules that are of interest to a range of professionals.

The PgCert Hearing and Communication has been developed to allow students from a variety of non-audiology backgrounds the opportunity for further study in relation to hearing impairment and auditory/ vestibular rehabilitation.

Students may take up to four years to complete the 60 credits required to be awarded a PgCert. Applicants might include: speech and language therapists; teachers of the deaf; linguists; any health professional interested (Post-Registration) in developing their knowledge and skills in relations to hearing and balance management. It is acknowledged that each of these groups has unique needs and concerns which will be taken into consideration during the admissions process and throughout the programme. 

The minimum entry requirement for the PgCert Hearing and Communication will normally be a first or second class BSc (Hons) degree in a related discipline (eg education, psychology, linguistics, speech and language therapy or another health science).


Exit Awards

PgDip (120 credits)/ MSc (180 credits)/PgCert Hearing & Communication (60 credits open to non-audiologists)

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is a distance learning course and students engage with staff members and each other through regular contact within the online teaching and learning environment. An extensive range of learning technologies – including The Hub, e-portfolio and multimedia resources – will be available to support directed, independent learning. Learning materials may include narrated PowerPoint lectures, video or audio clips, reading materials, case-based data, guided learning activities, discussion boards and self-assessment quizzes. Online seminars and discussion groups will be scheduled to allow maximum participation. Discussions and seminars will also be archived to allow students to review the content after the event. Assessment is carried out through case-based assignments, reflective journals, research reports, electronic portfolio, online discussions as well as a final dissertation.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

We suggest that a student should spend an average of 18 hours on independent learning/ course work each week per module. This could include online discussions.


  • Advanced counselling: Theory and Practice (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Advanced Practice (30 credits) OR Paediatric Aural Habilitation (30 credits)

A further 45 credits from:

  • Hearing Technology: Advanced Theory and Practice (15 credits)
  • Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (15 credits)
  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (15 credits)
  • Language and Culture of Deaf People (15 credits)
  • Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Advanced Practice (30 credits)
  • Paediatric Aural Habilitation (30 credits)

If studying for the MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (September 17), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

Single Modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Audiology Admissions for more information.


Graduates may work within the National Health Service and private sector. There are also career opportunities for research in universities and research institutes.

Quick Facts

  • This course is delivered completely online.
  • It offers flexible learning pathways and draws from clinical experience.
  • This course provides interaction with students from various backgrounds and contexts which supports critical evaluation.

Entry Requirements

A typical entry is a first or second class honours degree in audiology or a relevant professional qualification PLUS three years post qualified audiological experience PLUS a continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio. Each application will be considered individually.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.0 with no individual element below 6.5. International students interested in registering and working as Audiologists in the UK need to contact the RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) to determine eligibility.

Start date

Single modules start in September or January

Application Deadline


More Information and Contacts

Admissions or Audiology Admissions on tel: +44 (0)131 474 0000



Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2018/19 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

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Course Overview

Online learning
Full-time: 1 year plus an additional 6 months (full-time) and 12 months (part-time) for dissertation. Part-time: up to 7 years (including dissertation)
Start Date
January 2018
January 2019
Study Abroad
School of Health Sciences
Fees & Funding

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