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Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Western Australia

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48 months
55400 AUD/year
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Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy program from The University of Western Australia is the only Master offered in Australia in combination with a PhD program that can be completed in 4 years.

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About The Course

The University of Western Australia is the only Australian university that offers a combined PhD and master's degree in audiology that can be completed over four years. Audiology is the clinical science involving the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated communication disorders.

The Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy course is an intensive full-time program with tuition divided between intensive modules and clinical placements. The intensive modules require full-time attendance, equivalent to 40 hours per week, over their whole duration, which is usually seven weeks. Clinical placements are managed by the Clinical Coordinator, and students can expect to be placed in external audiology clinics for around 500 hours across the degree.

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.


The Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology is accredited by Audiology Australia, and graduates are eligible for full membership after completion of an Audiology Australia internship program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audiological Instrumentation
  • Basic Clinical Audiology
  • Physiology of the Auditory System
  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
  • Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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252 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 033773D

  • 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 
  • satisfied the requirements of Doctor of Philosophy Rule 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 221600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Clinical Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy
The University of Western Australia