Audiologists detect, diagnose and manage hearing loss. Build on your undergraduate degree with UQ's Master of Audiology Studies and qualify as an accredited audiologist in two years.

  • This program integrates scientific knowledge with clinical skills as you develop an understanding of acquired and congenital hearing loss, prevention and more – see Program Details.
  • Study research-focused courses that explore the evidence-based practice of audiology, clinical reasoning and health research. You will also complete your own research in clinical audiology.
  • Learn from experienced audiology educators and researchers who are specialists in areas including neuroscience and rehabilitation, ageing, participation, and disability.
  • Gain extensive practical experience with over 250 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of settings, including hospitals, private practice, and UQ's Audiology clinic.

Integrating the theoretical foundations of audiology with practical clinical skills, the Master of Audiology Studies will prepare you for a rewarding career as a clinical audiologist.

  • Fast Facts

    Queensland's oldest and largest health school

    As the only university in Queensland, and one of six in Australia, offering a Master of Audiology Studies, we are leaders in rehabilitation, teaching and research. Our health and medical sciences researchers scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA awards.

  • Employability

    In high demand

    The Australian Department of Employment projects job growth of 40.8 per cent (audiology and speech pathology) between the years of 2016 - 2020. You will be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge and hands-on, practical skills.

  • In the classroom

    Dedicated Audiology Clinic

    You will develop your practical skills in UQ's Audiology Clinic, which offers hearing assessments and auditory processing tests for children and adults. You can also undertake placements around Brisbane, Australia and even overseas.

  • Campus Life

    Happy students

    The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is ranked number one in overall student satisfaction within UQ and is in equal first place for the greatest number of teaching and learning awards, citations, grants and fellowships.

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  • Alumni
    "My favourite part of the program has been the clinical placements. These experiences have been effective for hands-on learning. The program has been fun and challenging, and I made a lot of life-long friendships." Elizabeth, Master of Audiology Studies, graduate

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Audiology Studies work across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. They might work in:

  • Government-funded hearing services 
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Community health centres and agencies
  • Rehabilitation units
  • Preschools, kindergartens and child care centres
  • Aged care / high-care facilities
  • Private practice
  • Government and non-government institutions and organisations

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions by enrolling in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions our knowledge of hearing loss and its management.

    Summary

    • Program code
      5145
    • Faculty
    • Duration
    • Commencing
      Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    • Program level
      Postgraduate Coursework
    • Units
      32
    • Delivery location
      St Lucia
    • AQF
      Level 9

    Entry requirements

    Prerequisites

    An approved degree in a variety of field other than audiology such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

    Entry is competitive based on GPA.

    Program structure

    Courses

    The courses offered in the Master of Audiology Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

    Courses Program Rules

    The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Audiology Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

    Program Rules

    To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

    Practicals, placements and internships

    Students undertake over 250 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, private practices, educational facilities and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

    Students will commence their clinical placements in semester two of the program.

    Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

    Professional memberships

    Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

    • Audiology Australia
    • Australian College of Audiology

    Accreditation body

    The Master of Audiology Studies is accredited by:

    • Audiology Australia

    Further study options

    Graduates of the Master of Audiology Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

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