Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 17 February
2021 Semester One – 15 February
Available locations
City, Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Are you a graduate from a related field such as psychology, linguistics, health sciences or education? The MSLTPrac is a New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association accredited qualification. It is designed to provide you with the necessary specialist skills and experience to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas.

You will study a range of subject areas including anatomy, physiology, linguistics and acoustics, and learn to apply theory to clinical practice. Students learn to use a range of approaches and technologies to assess, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders.

Programme structure

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

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

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
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 in 75 points at Stage III or 700-level in approved subject areas. Approved subject areas include education, psychology, linguistics and health sciences.

All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as part of the assessment process. Typically interviews are scheduled in the last week of October and throughout November. Successful applicants are advised in December/January.

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
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

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

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0. A minimum of 60% of the most advanced-level courses in your degree must have been in an approved subject such as education, psychology, linguistics or health sciences.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,460.80*
International students
NZ$42,814*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

The MSLTPrac is a competitive entry programme and applications for 2021 should be made by 1 October 2020. Applications for this programme are currently closed and will open on 1 July 2020.

Applications will only be considered if all requirements are met and the following documents have been completed and submitted: your online application, supplementary application form and confidential letters of reference from two referees.

While Semester One starts on 1 March 2021, classes for this programme begin on 15 February 2021.

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 2021
1 October 2020

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Further information for students

The MSLTPrac is a competitive entry programme and applications for 2021 should be made by 1 October 2020. Applications for this programme are currently closed and will open on 1 July 2020. Please note that while Semester One starts on 1 March 2021, classes for this programme begin on 15 February 2021.

Applications will only be considered if all requirements are met and the following documents have been completed and submitted: your online application, supplementary application form and confidential letters of reference from two referees.

You can find the supplementary application form and confidential letter of reference form by visiting our Forms and guides page.

The Master of Speech-language Therapy Practice is accredited by the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association. There is a Mutual Recognition of Credentials Agreement (MRA) between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA), the Irish Association of Speech and Language and the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association (NZSTA). Visit the NZSTA for more information on the MRA.  

Please note: If you already have a bachelors degree and are a qualified speech pathologist or speech-language therapist, then you are not eligible to apply for this programme. Please refer to the entry requirements in the University Calendar. You may instead apply for the PGDipSci or MSc in Speech Science.

Contact us

More information about this programme is available by contacting:

Head of Speech Science
Dr Clare McCann
Phone: +64 9 923 5221
Emailc.mccann@auckland.ac.nz

Academic Services Coordinator
Kharmin Sukhia
Phone: +64 9 923 6887
Emailk.sukhia@auckland.ac.nz

Graduates of universities overseas and/or those without New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status should also contact the International Office.

 

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

There are excellent work opportunities for qualified speech-language therapists both within New Zealand and internationally. Speech-language therapists are involved in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders with people of all ages, and work in a range of settings, including hospitals, schools, community rehabilitation facilities, special schools and in early intervention teams.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Speech-language therapist

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