Guide to Studying Aural & Oral Sciences

What is Aural & Oral Sciences?

  • Aural & Oral Sciences are concerned with the identification and treatment of issues to do with the ear and voice. 

Why study Aural & Oral Sciences?

  • Aural & Oral Sciences allows students to find out how the human speech and hearing systems work, and reveal methods of treatment for aural & oral disorders. 
  • This degree allows you to help people in a medical capacity without having to study comprehensive Medicine.

Coursework, Assessment & Exams

  • Assessment methods vary.
  • Essays are a common feature, as are quizzes and online self assessment.
  • There are also practical assessments across many institutions.
  • Coursework can take up to 50% of the course.

What degree can I get?

  • BSc Aural & Oral Sciences
  • BSc Audiology
  • BSc Speech Science
  • BSc Language Pathology

What qualifications do I need?

  • Always check entry standards with your chosen institution, as this is only a guideline of what to expect. Entry standards are subject to change.

What are the postgraduate opportunities?

There are several postgraduate study opportunities available. For example: 

Graduate job prospects



*Professional employment refers to a job or occupation which normally requires a degree.
**Non-professional employment refers to a job or occupation which doesn't normally require a degree.

What are the job opportunities?

Most jobs are in the healthcare sector, in either the NHS or a private company. Typical career paths include: 

  • Speech & Language Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Medical Practitioner.