BA Audiology

This  programme is aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of the normal hearing process within the framework of human communication. The programme entails training in audiometry, and hearing therapy for persons of all ages experiencing hearing loss. It includes the possible causes of hearing loss and the scientific basis of intervention for a person suffering from hearing loss or people at risk of developing hearing loss. Assessment includes screening and diagnostic audiometry. Therapy (intervention) may occur in a one-on-one situation, through group therapy, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, or by means of community-based intervention programmes. Practical skills in assessment, hearing therapy and techniques for improving aural and general communication skills are acquired. The qualification complies with international requirements.

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

  • Disclaimer: This publication contains information about regulations and programmes of the University of Pretoria. Amendments to or updating of the information may be effected from time to time without prior notification. The accuracy, correctness or validity of the information contained here is therefore not guaranteed by the University at any given time and is always subject to verification. The user is kindly requested to verify the correctness of the information with the University at all times. Failure to do so will not give rise to any claim or action of any nature against the University by any party whatsoever.

Career Opportunities

Careers as an audiologist: Diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology, audiometry and hearing therapy, work in education, special education, hospitals, clinics, private practice, government, military and academic institutions (teaching, research).

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/06/2019
  • Non-SA – 30/06/2019

Admission Requirements

  • The following candidates will be considered for admission:
  1. A candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another recognised tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria
  2. Candidates who have completed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies or a certificate of conditional exemption on the basis of a candidate’s international ("foreign") qualifications, the so-called “Immigrant” or “Foreign Conditional Exemption”. The only condition for the “Foreign Conditional Exemption” that is accepted is: ‘completion of the degree course’. The exemption certificate is obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf). Detailed information is available on the website at
  • To retain admission, selected learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 32 in the NSC.
  • The NBT is not applicable to this programme.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language




AS Level


AS Level






To retain admission, candidates will be expected to achieve an APS of at least 32 in Grade 12.

*  Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.

Selection Process

Departmental selection is based on academic achievement. Only 50 students are admitted. The provisional selection process commences in July of the year preceding the first year of studies. More information can be obtained from the programme coordinator.

NOTE: We will consider both first and second choice applications for BA (Audiology).

Duration of study

4 years, full-time.

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Humanities provides a holistic education, transferable skills, critical thinking, and communication and problem-solving that will help you develop to your full potential. You will be entering a stimulating environment that will broaden your intellectual horizons and help you achieve personal and professional success through the best possible learning experience.

As the most diverse Faculty of the University of Pretoria, we offer an exciting and comprehensive range of programmes and discipline-based majors, including studies in languages, social sciences and visual and performing arts.

Enquiries about the programme

Click Here
  • Apply
    Click here to go to our online applications.
  • Visit Us
    Come and take a look around the campus.
  • Get in Touch
    Email us and ask a question or give us general feedback.
  • Admission Information
    See if you qualify for your chosen programme.
  • Faculty Brochures
    Read more about the faculties and programmes we offer.
  • Yearbooks
    Get help in choosing the correct modules for your degree.
  • Guides and Resources
    View more information on the University of Pretoria.
  • Career Services
    Get help in finding a job and preparing for the world of work.
  • FAQ’s
    Is there something you are unsure of?
  • Key Dates

    Plan your day, month and year.

Choosing a Course

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2019. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share