Audiology 16/17

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

The study programme in Audiology is suited for people with an interest in technology and medicine who wish to work with auditory examinations and the technical and pedagogical treatment of hearing impairments. The audiologist´s principal task is to improve the hearing abilities of people of all ages.

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link. You can find the course code right before the name of the courses listed on this page.

Options in English

For exchange students with a very good command of the English language, the Audiology Programme offers options in English as presented below. For information on how to apply and application deadlines, please see below.

Clinical rotations and project work

All rotations and projects require at least 40 hours of work per week.

One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits.

The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Specific requirements may apply. General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:

  • A very good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

Courses offered only autumn semester 2016

  • 1EE100 Introduction to clinical practice in audiology and speech language pathology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU002 Physics and acoustics, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU049 Speech and sound - production and perception, 10.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU022 Clinical education, 10.5 ECTS credits (subject to availability)
  • 1EE079 Clinical education, 13.5 ECTS credits (subject to availability)
  • 1AU045 International perspectives in audiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU044 Experimental methods in audiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU042 Specialised theoretical studies in audiology, 7.5 ECTS credits

Courses offered only spring semester 2017 (interprofessional course)

  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7.5 ECTS credits (early May  - early June )

Study programme website

Curriculum 16/17

Semester Course ECTS Credits

Audiology and hearing health care

Physics and acoustics (in English)

Nervous system: structure and function

Medical audiology 1






Medical audiology 2

Scientific method 1 - scientific writing

Signal theory

Scientific method 1 - scientific review

Hearing assessment 1

Professional development 1








Hearing assessment 2

Speech and sound - production and perception (in English)


Professional development 2






Technical aspects of hearing aids

Adult education and learning

Hearing rehabilitation 1

Professional development 3






Scientific methods 3 - Quantitative and qualitative methods 3

Hearing rehabilitation 2

Diagnostics and habilitation of children

Elective course






Scientific methods 4  Project plan

Clinical education

Degree project in audiology

Professional development 4






Application deadlines

  • April 15 (for the autumn semester 2016, end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2017, mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international student coordinator by regular mail, together with:

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • One photograph (passport size)

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to PUL (Personal Data Act - Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 1998:204).

Application form 16/17


Administrative officer

Karen Gustafsson

Phone: 08-524 880 61
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice

More about the programme

In audiology, the study of hearing, technology and human sciences meet in the assessment of hearing. It is the audiologist´s job to investigate hearing impairment, find technological and pedagogical solutions to improve hearing in a process that includes needs assessments, technology trials and evaluations. The audiologist also has an important educational role, and conducts teaching individually and in groups. Another aspect of the audiologist´s work is to prevent hearing damage.

The study programme in Audiology is an interdisciplinary one, and covers the fields of technology, medicine and behavioural science.

The study programme focuses on human hearing, hearing disabilities, hearing rehabilitation, hearing technology and the testing of hearing aids. A core feature of the study programme is communication during examination and rehabilitation. A scientific approach is also important and the latest research is woven into the course in the form of scientific articles, pilot projects and assignments. The final term includes an independent project.

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

After graduation

Audiologists work at audiology clinics and centres, within private-practice audiology care, at hearing aid companies, and in the occupational, child and school health services. Lately, it has become increasingly common for audiologist to set up their own practices.

AudiologyDegree Programme