FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology

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Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful hearing aid audiologist. Learn around your existing commitments with our part-time, blended-learning foundation degree.

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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.

You'll learn how to run a safe and successful practice and make a real difference to people's lives with your excellent assessment, analysis and communication skills. You'll develop your understanding of the physical and psychological basis of hearing and disorders of hearing, and an awareness of professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to practice.

You'll mostly learn online around your existing commitments, with up to three residential weeks at our Cambridge campus per semester, where you'll take part in seminars, lectures and practical laboratory workshops in the following pattern:

  • Semester 1: 3 residential weeks
  • Semester 2: 3 residential weeks
  • Semester 3: 2 residential weeks
  • Semester 4: 3 residential weeks

By studying while you work, you'll have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills to your own job as you progress with the course, and continue to practice them throughout your career.

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Outstanding student support

Students on our Hearing Aid Audiology FdSc degree course benefit from

  • varied, interactive and engaging course content and activities through Canvas, our learning management system
  • a personal tutor to help you build your skills and confidence
  • careers advice, help and resources from our Employability Service
  • the flexibility to study around your other commitments, whenever and wherever you like.


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HCPC accredited

Our Hearing Aid Audiology FdSc degree course is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) so when you graduate, you’ll be able to register and get to work as a hearing aid dispenser.


With our qualification you will be able to work independently as a hearing aid audiologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, and take your career to a new level.

When you graduate you can go straight into work or continue your studies to achieve a Hearing Sciences (Top-up) BSc Hons degree.

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.

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"I found ARU a welcoming and diverse community. Module tutors were always approachable and the assistance I was given during my studies was fabulous. I'm very career orientated and was given the opportunity to get involved in research right from day one."


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Distance learning courses are a great way to study for a full degree around your existing commitments, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.