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Master of  Audiology Studies

Program code: 5145
CRICOS code: 070265F


St Lucia


2 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

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

  • This program integrates scientific knowledge with clinical skills to develop your 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're 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.

  • 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.


    • Program code
    • Faculty
    • Duration
      2 Years full-time
    • Commencing
      Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    • Program level
      Postgraduate Coursework
    • Units
    • Delivery location
      St Lucia
    • AQF
      Level 9
    • CRICOS code

    Admissions criteria


    To be considered for enrolment, an applicant must hold a bachelor degree; study in fields such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences is recommended.

    If the bachelor degree was completed more than 10 years prior to program commencement, an applicant must have subsequently completed a postgraduate qualification, or a minimum of 8 units / 4 courses of university level study.

    Entry is competitive based on GPA.

    The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2019 was 5.63.

    English Proficiency

    IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

    TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

    TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

    Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

    CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

    BE and OET are not accepted.

    View the English proficiency policy

    Visa requirements

    International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Audiology Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

    The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

    There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

    Learn more about entry requirements

    Program structure


    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.

    Clinical placements commence in semester two of the program, and students may be allocated a placement during university breaks.

    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.

    This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

    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:

    Programs and Courses

    If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

    Financial aid

    As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

    Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

    Indicative annual fee

    AUD $47,136
    Indicative fee 2020

    The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Audiology Studies for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

    A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

    If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

    All fees are reviewed annually.

    Visit Tuition fees for more information.

    Additional costs

    • Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $60 per year)
    • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
    • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $155 renewed every 3 years)
    • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased through the School.
    • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.


    International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

    Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

    Applying online

    Apply now

    All international student applications for the Master of Audiology Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

    The program code for the Master of Audiology Studies is 5145. You'll need this when applying.

    Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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    Additional application information

    This program has limited intake capacity.

    At the commencement of the program you must obtain, and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and Blue Card. You will also be required to provide evidence that you do not carry blood-borne transmissible viruses or tuberculosis (TB) and comply with a schedule of immunisations. See

    Important dates

    There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

    The closing date for the Master of Audiology Studies is:

    • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

    A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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