Master's degree in Audiology

General

Program Description

For those students who have legal requirements for later admission to the master's program in audiology with pedagogical specialization, Master's programs in audiology - which will be offered from autumn 2020 - will be individually adapted so that the legal requirement for education in pedagogical audiology is maintained until 2022.

Here, your competencies are expanded, just as more emphasis is placed on scientific and theoretical aspects, and you learn how research can be combined with practice.

Through the study, you achieve increased independence, and you learn independently to put together a research course and to assess the quality of others' research.

Great freedom of choice at Audiology

In the master's program, it is possible to choose some of the subjects yourself, so that you can build up a greater knowledge within precisely the topics you are interested in.

At the same time, the education contains a project-oriented course, which can be a precursor to the thesis. Here you may have the opportunity to do projects in the research environments that exist within audiology at the university or together with companies in the Danish hearing aid industry. It gives you the opportunity to, for example, investigate your own ideas and projects in practice or evaluate existing practices through smaller studies.

You are responsible for planning the content of the course, and can partly decide for yourself which areas you want to prioritize, as well as how much weight you give to the theoretical and the practical, respectively.

Job opportunities

With a master's degree in audiology, you are well placed in relation to the labor market because you possess both subject-specific competencies and a scientifically based approach to practice. At the same time, you qualify to be able to apply for the research path via a PhD fellow.

The various job opportunities with a master's degree in Audiology are available in both public and private settings:

  • Public sector job opportunities:
    • Hearing clinics / audiology departments in hospitals. There are audiology departments at all the university hospitals as well as at other hospitals around the country.
    • Communication centers.
  • Private job opportunities:
  • Private hearing clinics. There are hearing clinics in almost every major city.
  • Hearing aid manufacturers. There are 3 large companies in Denmark that produce a large part of all the hearing aids used worldwide: Oticon, Widex and GN Resound.
  • Other companies that work with sound and hearing tests such as. Interacoustics and Otometrics. Graduates in Audiology can apply for jobs in these companies.

As a newly graduated Master of Audiology, there are really good job opportunities both now and probably also in the future. Unemployment figures are very small.

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The structure of the education

Below you can see a table of the subjects' placement and ECTS distribution in the master's program. The subjects can also be arranged in modules, seminars and so on. This can lead to minor changes in the number of hours.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
  • Scientific method and analysis in audiology
  • The physiology and pathophysiology of hearing
  • Pediatric audiology
  • Signal analysis
  • Advanced hearing aid technology
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Prophylactic audiology
  • Advanced Acoustics
  • Current topics in hearing aid research
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Patient contact in audiology clinic
  • Electives
    • Advanced Audiological Measurement Methods
    • Global Health
    • Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Morbus Ménirère: investigation, graduation and teaching
  • Project-oriented course - KA

The student can choose between the following electives: Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Morbus Ménière: assessment, graduation and teaching Advanced Audiological Measurement Methods Global Health

Candidate special

The item 'Content and course' is not part of curriculum information, as this information is constantly updated and is linked to the practical running of the course.

Competence profile

Som cand.scient. in Audiology you have competencies for:

  • independently take responsibility for own professional learning, development and specialization.
  • to seek out and process new information in a reflected and targeted process.
  • to manage work and development situations that are complex and require new solutions.
  • independently initiate and implement professional and interdisciplinary collaboration and assume professional responsibility.
  • to understand and participate in development and research work on the basis of scientific methods.

In addition, you will achieve a wide range of subject-specific competencies that you can color in your choices of electives.

Career

There are audiological positions in both the public and private labor markets. Depending on your specialization, you will be eligible for different types of positions in addition to the opportunity to apply for a PhD fellowship.

As a graduate in Audiology, you are particularly qualified to hold positions in the following areas:

  • Graduates in audiology can perform executive and overall functions in private and public hearing clinics.
  • Graduates in audiology can perform professionally specialized functions and / or development functions in public hearing clinics. The areas of work include performing various hearing tests on clients, selection and adaptation of hearing aids, instruction in the use of hearing aids and follow-up on the hearing aid treatment and the Cochlear Implant treatment.
  • Graduates in audiology can perform professionally specialized functions at speech hearing institutes or communication centers that offer education / treatment of adults with hearing difficulties, tinnitus and Morbus Ménière's disease as well as adults with Cochlear Implant.
  • Graduates in audiology can be employed in sales, development and research functions in the private hearing aid industry, which develops and tests hearing aids and other hearing aids.
  • Graduates in audiology can be employed in sales, development and research functions in the private audiological measurement industry, which develops medical technical equipment for the hearing / measurement industry.

Admission requirements and admission

To apply for admission to the master's program in audiology, you must have a relevant bachelor's program. Admission requirements vary, depending on whether you want to specialize in educational audiology or technical audiology.

You can apply for admission with a specialization in pedagogical audiology if you have one of the following bachelor's programs:

  • BA in pedagogical audiology from SDU - gives you legal requirements for admission
  • BA in audiology from SDU , if you have passed the supplementary subjects Audiology II (5 ECTS), Clinical practice (5 ECTS) and Language and speech difficulties in children (5 ECTS)

You can apply for admission with a specialization in technical audiology if you have one of the following bachelor's programs:

  • BA in audiology from SDU - gives you legal requirements for admission
  • BA in pedagogical audiology from SDU , if has passed the supplementary subjects Technical Acoustics (5 ECTS) and Advanced hearing aid treatment and hearing aid adaptation (10 ECTS)

You can also apply for admission if you have another similar education. Once you have applied, the study board will assess whether you meet the entry requirements.

Language requirements

Requirements for your Danish skills

  • If you are applying for a Danish-language master's degree on the basis of a Danish education where the language of instruction is Danish, you do not need to document your language skills further.
  • Applicants with a foreign entrance examination (also Danish citizens) must have passed Danish A, the study test in Danish as a second language or be able to document corresponding Danish skills, eg through an Individual competence assessment at VUC. See VUC.dk

Requirements for your English skills

If you are applying for an English-language education, you must document your language skills

Selection criteria

There are a limited number of places on the program.

If there are more qualified applicants than there are places, the following criteria are used for selecting applicants without legal requirements:

  • The grade point average of your admission-granting bachelor's program - if the program is not completed at the time of application, an average of the subjects passed at the time of application is calculated.
  • Motivation for admission to the master's program - you must attach a motivated application.
  • The criteria weight 50% each.

Last updated Oct 2020

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