Postgraduate

Master of Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy

UWA's Master of Clinical Audiology course is the only one offered in Australia in combination with a PhD program that can be completed in 4 years.

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Many audiologists are involved in research, helping to develop new behavioural and electrophysiological test techniques, cochlear implants, hearing aids and hearing health therapies. Some audiologists work in community and workplace settings including programs aimed at reducing the prevalence and impact of middle ear disease in rural and remote aboriginal communities, newborn hearing screening programs and hearing conservation programs in industry.

Employment prospects for Audiologists who graduate from UWA are excellent, both within Australia and overseas.
Many audiologists are involved in research, helping to develop new behavioural and electrophysiological test techniques, cochlear implants, hearing aids and hearing health therapies. Some audiologists work in community and workplace settings including programs aimed at reducing the prevalence and impact of middle ear disease in rural and remote aboriginal communities, newborn hearing screening programs and hearing conservation programs in industry.

Employment prospects for Audiologists who graduate from UWA are excellent, both within Australia and overseas.
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Further Study

The Faculty of Science also offers a wide range of other postgraduate coursework and research programs.
The Faculty of Science also offers a wide range of other postgraduate coursework and research programs.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
252
Total Course Fee - 2020
$221,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$221,600.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Important note for overseas and interstate students

To enrol in this course, you must be able to attend in person. This course has a requirement for campus-based or in-person activities that cannot be offered online. 

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) an honours degree of at least 2A level, or a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Board of the Graduate Research School (the Board) and the Faculty; and
(b) satisfied the requirements of Doctor of Philosophy Rule 2;
(2) A current National Police Certificate, National Criminal History Check or equivalent certification from country of residence, indicating no criminal conviction. The currency of a National Police Certificate or a National Criminal History Check is 12 months.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the University’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders.

About the course

Students completing this combined course obtain both a Master of Clinical Audiology degree and a PhD degree. Students undertake most of the formal coursework and assessment for the Master of Clinical Audiology program in addition to undertaking a major research project towards their PhD. Students are provided with opportunities for extensive supervised clinical placements in a variety of workplace settings.
Master of Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to work at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year, in addition to their coursework commitments.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00840
CRICOS code
  • 033773D
Master of Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to work at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year, in addition to their coursework commitments.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00840
CRICOS code
  • 033773D
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy

Why study Clinical Audiology?

  • You’ll develop your understanding of the professional practice in Clinical Audiology including recent developments, as well as knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to Clinical Audiology.
  • Gain the cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship, as well as the cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to your clinical practice.
  • You’ll be equipped to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level. 
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Course Accreditation

The Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia. After completing their studies graduates are eligible to be an Audiology Australia member and undertake a one-year clinical internship. Once the Audiology Australia clinical internship has been successfully completed they become an Accredited Audiologist.

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