The Master of Speech Pathology Studies will build on your undergraduate degree, allowing you to qualify as a registered speech pathologist in just two and a half years.

This postgraduate program is designed for students who have completed both an approved bachelor’s degree and appropriate pre-requisites in statistics, linguistics, psychology or human physiology.

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

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.

Complete supervised clinical placements to build your confidence and skills as a clinician. These placements will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to your practice, ensuring you’re job ready upon graduation.

Programme Structure


Course Title
Anatomical Fundamentals for Speech & Language
Health Sciences Research Evaluation II
Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice for Graduates

Year 1 (Semester 1)

Course Title
Voice, Hearing & Fluency Disorders
Articulation and Phonological Disorders and Clinical Practice
Early Childhood Language

Year 1 (Semester 2)

Course Title
Children with Special Needs
Clinical Management of Dysphagia & Laryngectomy
Acquired Adult Neurological Language Disorders
Motor Speech Disorders in Children & Adults

Year 1 (Summer Semester)

Course Title
Intensive Clinic Block

Year 2 (Semester 1)

Course Title
Adult Language Disorders
Practice Education
Language and Literacy in Education

Year 2 (Semester 2)

Course Title
Research Project
Professional Issues
Practice Education II
Integrated Case Management in Speech Pathology
Admission Requirements

To be considered for enrolment, an applicant must:

  1. hold a bachelor degree; study in fields such as health, humanities, education, social, physical or biological sciences is recommended.
  2. if the bachelor degree was completed more than 10 years prior to program commencement, have subsequently completed a postgraduate qualification, or a minimum of 8 units/4 courses of university level study.
  3. have successfully completed, within the 10 years prior to program commencement, the following university level study:
    • 2 units (1 course) in statistics; and
    • 2 units (1 course) in either linguistics, psychology, or human physiology.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
  • TOEFL IBT – Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 27.
  • TOEFL PB – Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.
  • Pearsons – Overall 72, listening/reading/writing minimum 72, speaking 82.
  • CES – Overall 185, listening/reading/writing minimum 185, speaking 200.
  • BEP and OET are not accepted.
Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072

Tel: +61 7 3365 1111