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What will I learn?

Course details

This course aims to address the increasing global hearing health care needs by providing students with research, development skills and scientific communication skills in audiology.

About the course

The Master of Hearing Sciences will provide students with:

The foundations of audiological practice through lectures, tutorial and practical classes supplemented by simulation exercises (computer and tutorial) and workplace observational opportunities
Solid research knowledge and skills including determining research needs, ethical research processes, research planning, budgeting, data collection, analysis and professional scientific writing. All students will complete an audiological research project related to an area of their interest
A non-clinical pathway to hearing device and communications industries
A pathway to the Master of Clinical Audiology course for those interested in a career as a clinical audiologist
For international students, the opportunity to receive internationally recognised training to support audiological related prevention and management in their home countries.

Career Pathways

Future jobs are likely to include:

Research and development positions in the hearing aid
Implantable device and communication device industries
Project officer positions in newborn hearing screening programs and occupational noise programs
Hearing and protection development and manufacturing device industries

Career Opportunities

Health Researcher

Health Promotion Officer

Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional

Research Officer

Research and Development Manager

Further Study

On completing this degree, those interested in a career as a Clinical Audiologist may have the option to pursue a pathway to the Master of Clinical Audiology. Opportunities for further studies in research are also available.

Which department am I in?

School of Human Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,500.00 (25,29,924) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA: and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 percent, from the most recent degree, of at least one year full-time duration.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Melbourne

About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020