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Postgraduate course

Master of Speech Pathology

University of Canberra

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Explore the science of speech, language, and swallowing; study client issues and explore service delivery models, as well as treatment and management strategies with the Master of Speech Pathology. This course will extend your research skills by examining a wide range of communication issues and show you how to apply theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice to the assessment, treatment, and management of these disorders.

The Master of Speech Pathology offers a unique business development component designed to teach students the necessary skills for a career in private practice. This is your chance to become part of a new breed of researcher-practitioners who are committed to making a difference in other peoples’ lives – irrespective of age, disability, illness, cultural, linguistic or social background.

Work Integrated Learning is an integral part of this course, giving students an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience through clinical placements. To facilitate your clinical learning, you will participate in various experiential learning simulations before undertaking any placement activities while having access to industry trainers and mentors throughout the entire process. Clinical placements will take place at numerous health and educational facilities such as the state-of-the-art UC Health Precinct and UC Public Hospital; as well as various regional and remote locations around Australia.

Find out for yourself why UC’s Master of Speech Pathology graduates stand out amongst other Speech Pathology graduates around Australia.

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline as approved by the University with a credit or higher average. Applicants without a degree but with a combination of pre-tertiary qualifications and work experience or professional membership may apply.

There are non-standard English language proficiency requirements for this course.

Closing dates

The on time closing date for applications is 31 October 2023, however, applications can be submitted until 31 December 2023. On time applications will be given assessment and offer priority. Applications submitted after 31 October 2023 will be considered if there are sufficient places still available.

Clinical practice requirements

Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule and undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check and the relevant police check prior. Results of the police check must be satisfactory for students to be accepted for practice education placements in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical practice placements are essential to the program, are assessed, and may be outside of normal teaching time.

Fees and charges

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Australian Government financial assistance

University of Canberra scholarships and financial assistance

Further information

Read the full course details on the University of Canberra website.

Visit the Faculty of Health website.
Call 1800 864 226.
Email study@canberra.edu.au

The Faculty of Health at UC educates clinicians, professionals and researchers to be leaders in the ever changing sectors of health and sport. With a focus on innovative education methods, the Faculty is continuously evolving with the environment and producing high quality graduates and leading health research.