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Master of  Speech Pathology Studies

Program code: 5228
CRICOS code: 002057M

Location

St Lucia

Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Master of Speech Pathology Studies will build on your undergraduate degree, allowing you to qualify as a registered speech pathologist in just two and a half years.

  • This postgraduate program is designed for students who have completed both an approved bachelor's degree and appropriate pre-requisites in statistics, linguistics, psychology or human physiology – see 'Program details' for entry requirements.
  • Benefit from a six-semester program that integrates your previous studies. You will complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice.
  • Learn how to interview, assess, diagnose and treat a variety of clients with communication issues, ranging from speech impairments to problems with voice control, language, fluency, swallowing and eating.
  • Complete supervised clinical placements to build your confidence and skills as a clinician. These placements will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to your practice, ensuring you're job ready upon graduation.

Expand your theoretical knowledge and professional attributes, while gaining the clinical and research skills necessary for a professional career in speech pathology.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has offered studies in speech pathology since 1962 and we're leaders in the fields of teaching and research. Our health and medical sciences researchers scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA outcomes.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Dedicated clinics

    UQ has its very own Speech Pathology Clinic where you will undertake supervised practical placements to develop your professional independence. The clinic is open to the public and assists children and adults with various communication problems, including delayed speech development, stuttering and voice disorders.

  • Alumni
    “I really enjoyed the clinical aspect of my program because it gave me a glimpse into what I would be doing as a speech pathologist. The Master of Speech Pathology Studies is intensive, but achievable. I feel like I have learnt directly from the source, as many of my lecturers are well-known in research.” Samantha, Master of Speech Pathology Studies
  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is home to experienced lecturers, researchers and clinical educators. Our researchers are some of the best in the world, specialising in areas including disability and participation, aphasia, and paediatric communication, neuroscience and rehabilitation.

Career outcomes

Many of our students come into the Master of Speech Pathology Studies from diverse backgrounds and fields of study.

There are many career options in Australia and internationally for qualified speech pathologists, including work in:

  • community health centres and agencies
  • rehabilitation units
  • public and private hospitals in generalist, paediatric, geriatric, trauma and oncology-related roles
  • preschools, kindergartens and child care centres
  • general, paediatric and adult hospitals
  • aged care / high-care facilities
  • private practice
  • government and non-government institutions and organisations
  • services for people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, autism or hearing impairment.

  • What our students say

  • Inside the Simulation Clinic

Summary

  • Program code
    5228
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    40
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    002057M

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Speech Pathology 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.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Speech Pathology 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 Speech Pathology 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 550 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices 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 undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements during year two.

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:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Speech Pathology Studies is accredited by:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Speech Pathology 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 $44,672
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Speech Pathology Studies for the 2019 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 recertification (approx $60)
  • 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) (approx $155)
  • 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.

Scholarships

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 Speech Pathology 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 Speech Pathology Studies is 5228. 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.

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.

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 Speech Pathology Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - March 31 of the same year.

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

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