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Master of Speech Pathology Studies

Overview

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

The profession of speech pathology is focussed on the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication problems may occur in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy.

Through this two and a half year full-time program, you'll complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice as a speech pathologist. You'll 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.

You'll be taught by award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia, and you'll gain the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes and clinical and research skills to confidently pursue a career helping people who have challenges with speech and/or swallowing. You'll develop your prior skills and knowledge to become a lifelong learner and critical thinker, which will enhance the effectiveness of your professional practice.

You'll complete supervised clinical placements throughout the program in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals, educational facilities, other healthcare organisations, private practices and UQ’s Speech Pathology clinics.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 years
Start Semester
Summer Semester (27 Nov, 2023)
Program Code
5228
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$49376 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 years
Start Semester
Summer Semester (27 Nov, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5228
CRICOS Code
111199A
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from leading teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are recognised as some of the best in the world.
  • Develop confidence in your professional abilities through supervised placements, including access to UQ's Speech Pathology Clinic.
  • Benefit from a program underpinned by over 50 years of experience in teaching and researching speech pathology.

62 in the world for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2022

Watch UQ Master of Speech Pathology Studies Simulation Clinic on YouTube.

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork

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:

  • Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice for graduates
  • Voice, hearing and fluency disorders
  • Articulation and phonological disorders and clinical practice
  • Early childhood language

Career possibilities

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

  • Speech pathologist
  • Paediatric speech pathologist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Speech and language therapist 

Program accreditation

The Master of Speech Pathology Studies is accredited by:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2021 was 5.34.
Please see 'Additional application information' below for further details on entry requirements.
  • a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2021 was 5.34.
Please see 'Additional application information' below for further details on entry requirements.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Study in fields such as health, humanities, education, social, physical, or biological sciences is recommended.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 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 27.

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

Pearsons - Overall 72, listening/reading/writing minimum 72, speaking 82.

CES - Overall 185, listening/reading/writing minimum 185, speaking 200.

BE and OET are not accepted.

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

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

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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

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$31,680

2022

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $49,376

2023

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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.

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FEE-HELP

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

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

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Summer - August 31 of the year of commencement.

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 Summer - Applications open on 1 September of the year preceding commencement and close on the 31 August of the year of commencement.

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

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