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Postgraduate programmes in Speech Science


The discipline of Speech Science offers two Masters degree programmes:

  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice MSLTPrac – an intensive programme of full time study over two years for students wishing to become clinical speech language therapists.
  • Master of Science in Speech Science (MSc in Speech Science) – a one year full time or two year part-time programme of study for students and practising clinicians wishing to do research in Speech Science (possible research thesis topics span a wide range of areas in adult and paediatric speech language therapy).

Additionally we offer:

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Speech Science (PGDipSci in Speech Science) – a one year full time or up to four years part-time programme of study for students and practising clinicians wishing to do advanced study in Speech Science. Possible courses include the speech science courses excluding the clinical practicum courses, as well as courses in Psychology, Physiology, Audiology, Linguistics, Computer Science or Engineering. There is considerable flexibility in this course so that people completing the PGDipSci in Speech Science can have a programme of study that suits their specific interests.
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) - This is available for Speech Language Therapists wishing to further their professional development or update their study in a particular area of Speech Language Therapy. You can take one or more individual papers from the speech science courses on offer.
  • SPCHSCI 701: Dysphagia (e-learning course): Speech Science at The University of Auckland offers an e-learning course on dysphagia that meets NZSTA requirements for dysphagia training. This one-semester course is designed as a professional entry-level qualification covering all aspects of swallowing and feeding rather than a professional development course for dysphagia-trained therapists.

Find more information about the Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac)

Find more information about the Master of Science (by thesis only) in Speech Science and the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Speech Science

Find more information about our Dysphagia e-learning course