Why choose to study speech pathology at UQ?

3 May 2016

Speech pathology is the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties as the result of problems with speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy. Speech pathologists enjoy challenging and rewarding careers by working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools and community health centres, to deliver services such as individual therapy, group therapy, classroom support programs and home visits for clients and carers.
Study the internationally acclaimed speech pathology degree at the University of Queensland, and you will learn from award-winning teachers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia. At UQ, the focus is on preparing your for a dynamic career and their extensive practical placements program makes sure students are competent and job-ready.

UQ Speech Pathology graduate Janjulee Ellis (former OzTREKK student)

UQ Speech Pathology School
UQ Speech Pathology graduate and former OzTREKK student Janjulee Ellis (Photo credit: UQ)

“UQ is known as a global leader for research and they’re doing very exciting things in speech pathology. I chose UQ knowing that it’s strong research foundation and placement opportunities would prepare me for life as a clinician. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with real speech clients under the supervision of a clinical educator and my professors are always more than happy to give me tips to use with my clients in clinic. Applying my theoretical classroom knowledge to clinical situations has given me invaluable skills that I will definitely use when I start practicing as a speech pathologist.”

UQ Speech Pathology School

The speech pathology program at UQ is an accelerated program for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree. This program is 2.5 years in length and will prepare graduates for a career in speech pathology across any of the diverse areas in which speech pathologists practice, such as education, health or private practice.
Program: Master of Speech Pathology Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2017
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: February 28 each year

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Do you have questions about studying speech pathology at UQ? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.