Postgraduate study in Speech Science

What can you study in Speech Science?

There are different options to consider when choosing your postgraduate qualification in Speech Science.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Speech Science and Master of Science (MSc) in Speech Science are intended for graduates with a research interest in speech-related areas. Either qualification is relevant for practising speech-language therapists with a bachelors degree and those with a background in linguistics, psychology, audiology, engineering, education or computer science.

Research interests open to exploration include:

  • Audiology
  • Communication disorders in children or adults
  • Linguistics
  • Research methods for communication and swallowing
  • Speech and language development and disorders
  • Swallowing
  • Voice and fluency

If you want to become qualified to work as a speech-language therapist, the Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice is a clinical qualification in speech and language therapy, and combines academic studies with time spent working in the community.

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Speech Science


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for a Speech Science major:

Where can postgraduate study in Speech Science take you?

A postgraduate qualification in speech-language therapy can lead to employment as a speech-language therapist in a health or education setting such as a hospital, an adult rehabilitation service, a child development team, a school or early childhood centre.

Jobs related to Speech Science

  • Lexicographer
  • Researcher
  • Speech and language therapist

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice for Science students

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020

To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics.