ManCAD has the most extensive portfolio of audiology and deaf education training programmes in the UK.

We host more than 200 students every year across all of our courses.

We are proud to be the home of the UK’s first deaf education programme and honoured to be one of the two government-funded providers of teaching at postgraduate level (MSc in Clinical Science) and the only provider of training at doctoral level (Doctor in Clinical Science).

We also offer short continuing professional development courses.


Courses by level of study


BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)

Train as a clinical audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in this full-time undergraduate course.

Postgraduate (pre-registration)

MSc/PGDip Deaf Education

This course provides training for qualified teachers who want to work within deaf education. Successful completion of our PGDip/MSc Deaf Education course will give you the mandatory qualification to work as a Teacher of the Deaf.

MSc/PGDip Audiology

Supplemented by an in-service clinical training year, this course is suitable for those wishing to become state-registered audiologists.

MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Science)

Our Scientist Training Programme (MSc in Clinical Sciences) trains the future UK leaders in clinical Audiology.

After each attendance in Manchester, trainees will return to their work base to complete the self-directed/distance-learning portion of each unit during their work-based professional training.

Continuing professional development

Short courses include standalone master’s-level modules that draw on the expertise of some of the UK’s most respected academics, clinicians and health professionals.

Learners can choose to accumulate their credits towards PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Advanced Audiology Studies.

Taught doctorate

Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST) (post-registration)

This is a five-year workplace-based training programme supported by an underpinning doctoral-level academic programme and, where appropriate, Royal College qualifications.

It comprises a work based training component, overseen by the National School of Healthcare Science, and an academic component known as the Doctor of Clinical Science (DClinSci).

Prospective students may wish to undertake one of the School’s postgraduate modules. These can be taken separately to aid career progression, and some may be available to give students a taster for the challenges of postgraduate education.