A speech pathologist assists people of all ages, from children to adults, who present with communication problems due to developmental delays, disease or injury such as stroke, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disability. They also work with clients who have feeding or swallowing problems.
Study the Master of Speech Pathology Studies at UQ and you will learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia. This program will give you the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes, and clinical and research skills necessary for a career in speech pathology.
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. Refer to the information sheet for further details.
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 the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
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.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Master of Speech Pathology Studies is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
Graduates of the Master of Speech Pathology Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
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