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Master of  Audiology Studies

Program code: 5145

Delivery location

St Lucia


2 Years full-time


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

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.

    • 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.


    • Program code
    • Faculty
    • Duration
      2 Years full-time
    • Commencing
      Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    • Program level
      Postgraduate Coursework
    • Units
    • Delivery location
      St Lucia
    • AQF
      Level 9

    Admissions criteria


    Applicants must hold a bachelor degree.

    Please see additional application information for further details on entry requirements.

    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 2018 was 5.56.

    Learn more about the admissions process

    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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

    Government assistance


    Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Audiology Studies pay tuition fees.

    FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

    Find out more about FEE-HELP.

    Centrelink Support

    The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

    Indicative annual fee

    AUD $28,320
    Indicative fee 2019

    An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Audiology Studies at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

    A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

    Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

    Visit Student contributions and 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 from the School.
    • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.


    The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

    Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

    Applying online

    Apply now

    All domestic student applications for the Master of Audiology Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

    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.

    Apply now

    Additional application information

    To be considered for enrolment, an applicant must:
    1. Hold a bachelor degree; study in fields such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences is recommended.
    2. If the bachelor degree was completed more than 10 years prior to program commencement, have subsequently completed a postgraduate qualification, or a minimum of 8 units/4 courses of university level study.

    Domestic students enrolled in the MAudSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

    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.

    For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

    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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