Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
February
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 12,186
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 52,007

About this course

This programme (MSLTPrac) is ideal for graduates of related fields such as psychology, linguistics, health sciences or education. Students will be trained with necessary specialist skills and experience to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas, as they study a range of subject areas including anatomy, physiology, linguistics and acoustics, and learn to apply theory to clinical practice. This programme is accredited by the New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

  • A bachelors degree with GPA of 4.0 in approved subject areas (Taught 240 points) 

Another tertiary institution

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with GPE of 4.0 in approved subject areas (Taught 240 points)

Approved subject areas include:

  • education
  • pyschology
  • linguistics
  • health sciences

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 7.5 with no bands less than 7.0

Curriculum

The MSLTPrac degree is a 240-point taught masters that includes a research dissertation. It is a competitive entry programme that involves two years of full-time study following a fixed programme of courses. Students move together as a cohort from year 1 to year 2.

Year 1

  • SPCHSCI 711: Introduction to Communication in Children and Adults
  • SPCHSCI 712: Linguistics for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 713: Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 714: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 1
  • SPCHSCI 721: Dysphagia (e-learning)
  • SPCHSCI 722: Communication Difficulties in Children
  • SPCHSCI 723: Communication Disorders in Adults
  • SPCHSCI 724: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 2

Year 2

  • SPCHSCI 733: Audiology for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 734: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 3
  • SPCHSCI 736: Topics in Communication Disorders in Adults
  • SPCHSCI 743: Advanced Study of Speech and Language Therapy in Children
  • SPCHSCI 744: Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 4
  • SPCHSCI 746: Voice and Fluency
  • SPCHSCI 790A/B: Speech Language Therapy Dissertation

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