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Ear Institute

University College London (UCL)

36 months
25900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Ear Institute from University College London (UCL) includes arguably the greatest range of auditory scientists housed in a single institution anywhere in the world.


This Ear Institute programme from University College London (UCL) provides a multidisciplinary environment, It is s unique opportunity to undertake research and receive world-class training in state-of-the-art techniques. 

Interacting with different specialities is encouraged, providing greater scope for career development.

The extensive specialities of the research investigators at the Ear Institute provide an opportunity to study just about every aspect of hearing from cell and molecular biology to clinical research and cognitive neuroscience. Collaborations between these areas also allow novel experimental approaches that cross traditional scientific boundaries.


Recent graduates have gone on to work in research institutions across the world, in higher education, in schools, the NHS (Moorfields Eye Hospital) and other disciplines.


Research students who study at the Ear Institute are exposed to a unique and truly multidisciplinary environment in a world-class institution. Academic employers across the world recognise the strength of the institute and the employability of students is therefore greatly enhanced. 

The excellence of the training environment is also recognised by non-academic employers as recent graduates have obtained prestigious positions in government departments and in patenting law. In addition, the engagement with leading manufacturers and suppliers of audiological devices and pharmaceutical companies provides excellent employment opportunities for students.

Programme Structure

Research areas

  • Molecular genetics of hearing and deafness
  • Cell biology of hearing and balance loss
  • Cellular physiology of hair cells
  • Clinical audiology
  • Cochlear homeostasis
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Psychophysics and speech perception
  • Testing auditory function

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25900 GBP per year during 36 months.

Overseas: £12,960 (PT)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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