BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-up

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Convert your foundation degree to a full BSc (Hons). Our RCCP accredited course is perfect for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. Study by distance learning while you work.

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Maggie, BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-Up student

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

On our BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-up course you’ll be able to develop your career, broaden your technical capabilities, and learn from experts.

Over the course of a year (or two years part-time), you can build on your existing qualifications and experience, use the latest hardware and devices, and expand your understanding and contacts in a collaborative environment.

Our work-based course is designed for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers in the NHS, private or independent sectors. It’s accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) so, if you pass all the required modules, you can expect to register with the RCCP.

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Facilities and accreditation

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Cutting-edge facilities

On our Cambridge campus, you’ll have access to:

  • our new Science Centre, with its wide range of laboratories
  • two fully equipped sound treated laboratory spaces using the latest equipment in audiology
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Outstanding student support

Our BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-up is a distance learning course:

  • study in your own time and join your peers on campus for some residential workshop or study days
  • use our learning management system, Canvas, where you can access a comprehensive range of study resources and take part in online workshops
  • benefit from full supervision by expert tutors, who are assisted by visiting professionals.


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Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists

Our RCCP accredited course is perfect for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers.


Our Audiology Top-Up course is designed specifically for hearing aid dispensers and associate audiologists, whether you’re working in the NHS, independent practice, or the private sector.

It will help you build on your existing qualifications and experience, and broaden your technical capabilities. By passing all the required modules, you can register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, such as volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

former audiology student


“I found the course to be well structured, with fantastic lecturers providing a wealth of knowledge and support. It provided the perfect platform for acceptance to study an MSc in Advanced Audiology.”


Former BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-Up student

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Boost your career

Top-Up courses are a great way to gain a full degree, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.