Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 12 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
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

2018 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.

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.

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$39,584*

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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

The MSLTPrac is a competitive entry programme and applications should be made by 1 November 2017.

While Semester One starts on 26 February 2018, classes for this programme begin on 12 February 2018.

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

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Speech-language therapists are needed in health and education positions throughout New Zealand. As a result of an ageing population, therapists are in steady demand to help patients with impaired language function due to neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Therapists also work with adults and children who have swallowing and communication difficulties.

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