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Higher Education in Hearing Aid Audiology, Graduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom| Online
This Higher Education in Hearing Aid Audiology at the Queen Margaret University is aimed at professionals already in the healthcare workplace. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to move into a career as a hearing aid audiologist in the NHS and a hearing aid dispenser in the private sector.
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It is the only Higher Education in Hearing Aid Audiology at the Queen Margaret University of its type in Scotland. Hearing aid audiology has grown rapidly as a professional health service in recent years. It’s a rewarding career where you help individuals with hearing loss get the hearing aids they need to improve their everyday quality of life.

Why QMU?

  • This is the only Hearing Aid Audiology course in Scotland.
  • You’ll learn in our bespoke clinical suite of audiology rooms on campus.
  • Fit your learning in around your current employment.


When you complete the course you will be able to work in the NHS and private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Hearing Aid Audiology
  • Communication in Clinical Practice
  • Auditory Assessment
  • Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Audio-Vestibulor System
  • Fundamentals of Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Audiology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A typical entrant would be a student sponsored by an employer (Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD) or Audiology Department in the National Health Service (NHS)) and normally have achieved at least five 5 Standard Grades/ NAT 5 at grade C or above (preferred subjects English, Science, Mathematics). Ideally students will also have achieved at least three passes at Higher Grade (preferred subjects English, Science, Mathematics) and two at Intermediate 2 in other subjects.
  • Other: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

Tuition Fee


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