Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

40

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

CRICOS Code: 002057M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://shrs.uq.edu.au/node/2287

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Speech Pathology Studies?

Speech pathology focuses on the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication problems can occur in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy.

A speech pathologist assists people of all ages, from children to adults, who present with communication problems due to developmental delays, disease or injury such as stroke, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disability. They also work with clients who have feeding or swallowing problems.

Study the Master of Speech Pathology Studies at UQ and you will learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia. This program will give you the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes, and clinical and research skills necessary for a career in speech pathology.

What you can study

This program is conducted over 2.5 years (5 semesters), beginning in July of each year. The first semester introduces students to the profession of Speech Pathology and its key concepts. Subsequent to this student will focus on the integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, and includes clinical practicums that focus on paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation across a range of different practice areas and settings.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students undertake over 550 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices 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.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements during year two.

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.

Research component

Students may opt to undertake a research project in their final year.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application information

Domestic students in the MSpPathSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

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.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than speech pathology) such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are required in statistics and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology or physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 002057M

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • 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) (approx $155)
  • 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.

What you can do with a Master of Speech Pathology Studies

Careers

Speech pathologists work in many different settings, including:

  • Services for people with specific disabilities such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, autism or hearing impairment
  • General, paediatric and adult hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Preschool, kindergarten and child care settings
  • Schools
  • Community health centres
  • Private practice
To find out more about where a career in Speech Pathology can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Accreditation body

  • Speech Pathology Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Speech Pathology Studies

To complete the Master of Speech Pathology Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #40 from the MSpPathSt course list. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Speech Pathology Studies