Audiology 2023-2024

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

ITo be accepted as an exchange student at Karolinska Institutet you must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with Karolinska Institutet for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be selected and nominated by their home institution, however the final decision on admission is made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

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.

General requirements 

Specific requirements may apply.

Courses offered only autumn semester 2023

  • 1AU049 Speech and Sound - Production and Perception, 10.5 ECTS credits
  • 1AU042 Specialised Theoretical Studies in Audiology, 7.5 ECTS credits

Courses offered only spring semester 2024

  • 1AU066 Physics and Acoustics, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7.5 ECTS credits (Interprofessional course, early May - early June )

Course offered both autumn semester 2023 and spring semester 2024

  • 1EE100 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, 7,5 ECTS credits

Study programme website


Application deadlines

  • 15 April (for the autumn semester 2023, end of August to mid-January)
  • 15 October (for the spring semester 2024, mid-January to the beginning of June)


Curriculum 2023-2024

Curriculum 2023-2024
Semester Course ECTS credits
1 Audiology - introduction course 7.5
1 Scientific method 1 1.5
1 Nervous system: Structure and Function 7.5
1 The audiology system 6
1 and 2 Psychology 9
2 Audiological pathology 7.5
2 Physics and acoustics 7.5
2 Clinical audiology 1 12
2 Professional development 1 1.5
3 Signal theory 6
3 Clinical audiology 2 9
3 Speech and sound - production and perception 10.5
3 Scientific methods 2 3
3 Professional development 2 1.5
4 Hearing aid technology 7.5
4 Technical audiology 6
4 Clinical audiology 3 7.5
4 Audiology education and learning 7.5
4 Professional development 3 1.5
5 Scientific methods 3 - scientific theory, method and study design 9
5 Pediatric audiology 7.5
5 Audiological counselling 6
5 Elective course 7.5
6 Scientific methods 4 - project plan 1.5
6 Clinical education 12
6 Degree project in audiology 15
6 Professional development 4 1.5

Christoffer Bodforss

Administrative officer

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.

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.