Aston University

Hearing Therapy

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Rank: 45 (UKEAS)

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Study mode distance learning (with some attendance)

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 72 months

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The Doctor of Hearing Therapy is aimed at practising audiologists, who will complete case records where required for taught module coursework and will undertake a practice-based research project.Course summaryThe Doctor of Hearing Therapy course can be broken into four stages. You have the option of taking each of the four stages in order, or it is possible to exit the course at any of the stages, enabling you to be flexible with your level of commitment at the outset. It is also possible to take any of the following modules independently as they are offered as part of the School of Life and Health Sciences Continuing Professional Development portfolio.The programme is based on blended-learning to enable it to be conducted while you remain in practice and applying the knowledge you gain from lectures to complete you assignments and case records based on theory and evidence-based practice.The number of taught elements taken at any time is flexible:• MSc. programme requires six taught modules (120 credits) to be undertaken along with a research methods tuition and written research dissertation (60 credits total) (all within 5-6 years)• DHearing Therapy requires nine taught modules (180 credits) plus a full practice-based research project (all within 6-7 years)Research Methods is a core module for MSc. and doctorate students.


Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Aston University. We will also consider applicants with relevant professional experience on a case by case basis. International applicants will be considered on a case by case basis, please note due to the delivery method, this course cannot be taken by students who require a Tier 4 visa. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Full entry requirement details can be found on the Aston University website

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 w/R+S+W+L 6)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from some 130 countries around the world to study at the university. This means there is plenty of help and assistance on hand for those travelling from outside the UK. There is free advice and assistance with a range of immigration and visas issues as well as help for those with changing circumstances and those wishing to bring their family with them. There are also preparatory programs in place covering English language to assist those for whom it isn’t a first language. There is also assistance on hand with student accommodation and other matters relating to integrating with their new community as well as meeting up with others from their own cultural background. Aston Students’ Union is the representative of the students while they are attending the university. They provide a range of clubs and societies as well as Welfare Services and are partially funded by a number of commercial services. The Union Building covers some five floors and is at the heart of the main campus. These include a Union Shop offering snacks, stationary and other essentials as well as the B4 BAR, a great place for a drink as well as hosting numerous events during the year. There is also The Loft, a social study space on the 2nd floor of the building with an IT suite with Presentations. Clubs and societies come under the sub-heading of the Student Activities office, a small team who organise the 34 sports clubs and over 100 societies that students can get involved with during their time at Aston. There is also an Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) available to help students on a wide range of subject from academic matters to housing issues and even health and wellbeing topics.

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