This course is delivered via blended learning - mainly distance learning but with some essential on campus face to face delivery.
All taught modules are worth 20 credits each, which is nominally equivalent to 200 hours of student learning. Modules consist of remote access lectures with electronic formative assessments and a module coursework assignment such as reflective case records, or an essay/literature review related to the module.
The personal research project is the core of Doctor of Hearing Therapy programme. You will be supervised by members of the Aston University Applied Health Research Group. You will develop your research proposal based upon your own clinical interests, or may opt to select a project nominated by an Aston academic. Because this is a distance-learning programme, the research is not normally carried out on the University campus, and so it is essential that you have access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the research, usually in your place of work. You will submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.
The research stage requires a significant long-term commitment, as it is equivalent to around 2 years of full-time work (i.e. 4 years part-time). Candidates ultimately submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.