Hearing, Balance and Communication, M.Sc. | Part time | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.Sc. On Campus

Hearing, Balance and Communication

24 months
9300 EUR/year
4630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication at University College Cork is the only degree of its kind in Ireland. The degree aims to provide opportunities to acquire state of the art knowledge and skills in the field of hearing and balance related difficulties. 


This MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication at University College Cork is unique in incorporating a focus on communication and how it is affected by hearing loss across the lifespan. A mission of the programme is to engage professionals in expanding and progressing their professional capacities in order to contribute to improved care of patients and their families.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach with expert facilitators from a wide range of disciplinary and clinical backgrounds, course content includes the nature and etiologies of hearing and balance disorders in the pediatric and elderly population; behavioural and objective assessment of hearing loss in children and adults; cochlear implants and implantable devices, as well as habilitation for adults, including those with complex needs. A further unique focus of the course is the nature and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Learning Outcomes

The MSc in Hearing Balance and Communication is offered on a part-time basis only. A range of elective modules allows students to tailor their studies to their own professional and personal interests. At all times the emphasis is on critical appraisal of research evidence. Please note that no part of the programme for a Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma, or MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication, confers clinical competiences or eligibility for professional practice or registration in health or social care professions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Balance: Assessment and Management in Adults
  • Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals
  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: Assessment, Etiology and Management
  • Communication and Hearing in Paediatric and Adult Populations
  • Research Project
  • Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness
  • Auditory Rehabilitation in the Hearing-Impaired Adult Population
  • Independent Study

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates will hold either a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or a Postgraduate Degree (NFQ, Level 9 or equivalent) , in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education.
  • A motivational statement is part of this application process. The motivational statement should be no longer than 800 words and demonstrate motivation, relevant previous experience, commitment and suitability in applying for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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