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Master of Audiology Studies

Overview

Qualify as an accredited audiologist in two years and be prepared for a rewarding career as a clinical audiologist.

Communication is vital to the quality of life of all populations, and audiologists play an essential role in improving hearing and wellbeing. They make a true difference to the lives of others and are in high demand due to their specialist skills. UQ is known worldwide for the quality of its audiology graduates, the commitment of its teaching staff, and its strong research focus.

This dynamic two-year full-time program integrates the theoretical foundations of audiology with practical clinical skills to prepare you for a career as an audiologist. You'll also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of clinical audiology by undertaking your own research. 

You'll learn from experienced audiology educators and researchers who are specialists in areas including neuroscience and rehabilitation, ageing, participation and disability. Through the program, you'll complete more than 250 hours of supervised clinical placements at UQ’s Audiology Clinic, as well as other private and public clinics and educational facilities in Brisbane and around Australia.

When you graduate, you'll be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge and hands-on, practical skills in audiology.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5145
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$49024 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5145
CRICOS Code
070265F
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Benefit from practical development of your skills through supervised clinical placements, including at UQ's Audiology Clinic.
  • Study at the only university in Queensland, and one of only six universities in Australia, to offer a Master of Audiology Studies.
  • Be in demand and job-ready for employment in the high-growth audiology and speech pathology sector.
  • 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.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

Placements and work experience

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.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics in audiology
  • Audiological assessment and clinical practice
  • Function and disorders of the auditory system
  • Rehabilitative audiology I

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical audiologist
  • Clinical sales specialist
  • Audiometrist
  • Clinic manager

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Audiology Australia
  • Australian College of Audiology

Program accreditation

The Master of Audiology Studies is accredited by:

  • Audiology Australia JAC

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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 2020 was 5.33.

Prerequisites

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 2020 was 5.33.

English language requirements

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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

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 habs.uq.edu.au/placement-ready

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.

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 habs.uq.edu.au/placement-ready

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Audiology Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $49,024

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Audiology Studies for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,940

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Audiology Studies at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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