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Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

  • ID:UC640126
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students wishing to enrol in the MSLP must have completed any bachelor's or master's degree (other than a degree specialising in speech and language therapy/pathology), with a minimum of a B Grade Point Average.
  • In addition you must have passed one course in both Biology/Anatomy and Physiology, and Statistics.
  • Where one or two prerequisites have not been met in prior study, students may take these courses in their first year of the MSLP.

​English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

The Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) is a graduate-entry professional qualification to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist. Students generally have a background in science, linguistics, engineering, psychology, education, or health sciences, and this programme provides an opportunity to enter the speech-language profession.

In the MSLP, students study the areas of clinical linguistics, evidence-based practice, introductory neuroscience, speech and language development and disorders across the lifespan, typical and atypical hearing, swallowing, fluency and voice, and professional practice.

This hands-on programme includes experiential clinical practice.

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Students complete the following courses. Part I must be completed before moving onto Part II.

Part I:

  • SPSC 661 Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
  • SPSC 662 Fluency Disorders
  • SPSC 664 Professional Studies and Clinical Practice I
  • SPSC 665 Speech and Language Disorders in Children
  • SPSC 666 Voice Disorders
  • SPSC 667 Neuroscience of Communication and Swallowing
  • SPSC 668 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2
  • HEAR 663 Audiologic Assessment and Management

Part II:

  • SPSC 669 Dysphagia and Related Disorders – Diagnosis
  • SPSC 670 Aphasia and Related Disorders
  • SPSC 671 Applied Research and Clinical Practice 3
  • SPSC 672 Spoken and Written Language Disorders in Educational Settings
  • SPSC 673 Motor Speech Disorders
  • SPSC 674 Dysphagia and Related Disorders: Management
  • SPSC 675 Evidence-based Practice for Complex Communication Disorders
  • SPSC 676 Professional Studies and Clinical Practice 4
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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits, such as specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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