Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

This research-based programme is recognised by the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS).

Becoming an audiologist involves the completion of the two-year masters programme, followed by one further year of supervised clinical practice, leading to a Certificate of Clinical Competence provided by the NZAS. This is normally undertaken while employed in an audiology clinic.

Facilities such as the University's Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic and The Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre provide excellent opportunities for clinical training and continuing education for practising audiologists.

Programme structure

This is a 240 point research-based programme that consists of two parts:

Part I

  • Core courses in auditory neuroscience, diagnostic audiology, clinical otolaryngology and hearing aids for the impaired (120 points)

Part II

  • Clinical practicum with emphasis on paediatric audiology (30 points)
  • Completion of a thesis (90 points)

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 701
    Name:
    Auditory Neuroscience
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 702
    Name:
    Basic Diagnostic Audiology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 704
    Name:
    Central Auditory Function
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 713
    Name:
    Clinical Otolaryngology and Related Sciences
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 714
    Name:
    Hearing Aids and Other Devices for the Hearing Impaired
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 715
    Name:
    Physics and Acoustics for Audiology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 716A/B
    Name:
    Clinical Practicum I
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 718A/B
    Name:
    Clinical Practicum II
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    AUDIOL 796A/B
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    90 pts

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

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

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

Further programme requirements

Research 240 points

Entry to this masters is competitive and is limited to 16 students per year, with selection by academic merit based on your GPA. Entry is also subject to performance in an interview.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and passed at Stage III either:

  • At least 45 points in Physiology with an average GPA of 5.0 or higher, and at least 15 points in Psychology.

or

  • At least 45 points in Psychology with an average GPA of 5.0 or higher, and at least 15 points in Physiology.

In addition you must have passed at least 15 points with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in each of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology or Zoology
  • Physics or Acoustics

When you apply you will be asked to provide a brief statement about your reasons for wishing to take this programme. We also request a confidential letter of support from an academic referee.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

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

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.5

Further programme requirements

Research 240 points

Entry to this masters is competitive and is limited to 16 students per year, with selection by academic merit based on your GPE. Entry is also subject to performance in an interview.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in arts or science at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

You will need to have passed advanced-level courses in physiology and psychology. You must have passed either:

  • Approximately 40% of your advanced-level courses in physiology with a GPE of 5.0 or higher, and at least one advanced-level course in psychology

or

  • Approximately 40% of your advanced-level courses in psychology with a GPE of 5.0 or higher, and at least one advanced-level course in physiology

In addition, you must have passed at least one advanced-level course with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in each of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology or zoology
  • Physics or acoustics

When you apply you will be asked to provide a brief statement about your reasons for wishing to take this programme. We also request a confidential letter of support from an academic referee.

How much does a Master of Audiology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
1 November 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates have developed the necessary academic knowledge, research and clinical experience to practice audiology at entry-level. Graduates may work as clinicians in the public or private sector or apply to pursue doctoral study.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Audiologist

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