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:
*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
- Medical Practitioner.