The University of Queensland

Master of Speech Pathology Studies

Graduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 52,350
Int'l Student Population 18,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 2.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $47,136 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake July 2020
Application Deadline April 29 each year*
International Places 10 (40 total)

Overview

The UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is home to experienced lecturers, researchers, and clinical educators. UQ speech pathology researchers are some of the best in the world, specializing in areas including disability and participation, aphasia, paediatric communication, neuroscience, and rehabilitation.

The Master of Speech Pathology Studies program at UQ equips graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes, and clinical and research skills necessary for professional careers in speech pathology. It is a pathway that enables those with a relevant undergraduate degree to become a speech pathologist.

Program

Through the UQ speech pathology program, you will learn how to interview, assess, diagnose and treat a variety of clients with communication issues, ranging from speech impairments to problems with voice control, language, fluency, swallowing and eating.

You will benefit from a six-semester program that integrates your previous studies, and you’ll complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice.

As a UQ speech pathology student, you will undertake more than 550 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings including hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organizations, private practices and UQ’s internal clinics. You will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from Year 1 before commencing full-time clinical placement blocks during Year 2. During placements, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real-life settings and

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of health, education, social or physical or biological sciences, or humanities with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4/7 in your university studies (70% overall average). Your first-year grades will be considered.

Prerequisite subjects

  • one semester of statistics; and
  • one semester of either linguistics OR psychology OR human physiology

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).

Admission Timeline

*While UQ has a general application deadline of April 29 each year, applications are assessed as they are received (rolling admissions)—the sooner you apply the better.

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“They have a lot of resources and help for international students”

I like that they have tailored particular parts of the program to the Canadian students as we are the majority of our program. They have a lot of resources and help for international students at UQ. There are 'heaps' of other Canadians at UQ, especially in the health care professions.

Angela R
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“Not only is the teaching staff great, but I have also found that the campus life at UQ is outstanding.”

I chose The University of Queensland to pursue my education because I have always wanted to study abroad and experience Australian culture in a fun and positive way. The University of Queensland stood out to me after I learned about the comprehensive content of my degree as well as the exciting campus life. I learned that UQ has a reputation built on research, and evidence-based-practice is something that is very meaningful to me. UQ pretty much checked off all the boxes in ter... Read More

Sarah R
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“… the coordinators have been very accommodating for helping Canadian students”

UQ is beautiful, the teachers have been amazing, the curriculum is interesting, and the coordinators have been very accommodating for helping Canadian students keep on top of our placement hours. It's an AMAZING experience, I'm having a great time the school is better than I imagined and I felt comfortable right away, the transition was much easier than I had expected.

Lauren U
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2012

“UQ is a highly regarded university that has many international students”

UQ is a highly regarded university that has many international students. The professors are very accommodating and take all students opinions into consideration.  University life is much more pleasant and enjoyable in Australia. People are very friendly, which makes moving to Australia quite easy, being away from home!

Lidia H
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2012

“The professors at UQ in the Speech Pathology program are wonderful”

I really like UQ's campus. It is absolutely beautiful and there's plenty of green space where you can sit and hang out. The professors at UQ in the Speech Pathology program are wonderful and most of them take an interest in you as a student. The University of Queensland is a wonderful university with a beautiful campus and is extremely advanced in terms of its use of technology (ie. Apple Computers in all the libraries and study rooms!). The program is really small, with a clas... Read More

Saira B
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2012

“… hey help with hours for Canadian students”

Beautiful campus, great classmates, lovely how they help with hours for Canadian students!  It's a great opportunity to study speech abroad and experience life in a new place. 

Tran N
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2012

“… it’s a great learning experience and I’m so glad I’m here!”

I love how diverse it is and I find my program very interesting. I am not a fan of the humidity.... UQ is a beautiful campus, and it's huge! My program is very interesting, but pretty intense. All in all, it's a great learning experience and I'm so glad I'm here!

Miriam P
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
The University of Queensland, 2012