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Postgraduate

Master of Speech Pathology

MSpeechPath(Curtin) - MG-SPEECH Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

Applications close on October 31st each year.

Duration 2 years full-time

Applications close 31 October 2016

This graduate entry master course will develop your understanding of normal communication development, developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, speech pathology, clinical practice, clinical measurement and research. Your studies will be supported by extensive clinical practice.

You will be provided with the skills and knowledge to practise as a speech pathologist, which involves diagnosing, treating and providing management services to people of all ages with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, or people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing.

The course focuses primarily on four areas:

Behavioural science: understanding human behaviour, including the complex processes involved in speaking, thinking, reasoning and interacting with others.

Cognitive neuroscience: studying anatomy, physiology and cognitive processes involved in normal and disordered communication and swallowing.

Rehabilitation science: understanding rehabilitation techniques and principles involved in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.

Speech science: exploring areas such as speech signals, acoustic and physiological measurement, physiological and cognitive processes in speech perception and production, and computer-based speech recognition and synthesis.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants with an honours degree or a bachelor degree with a course weighted average of 65% are eligible for entry to the program. The application process is competitive and typically successful applicants have demonstrated a distinction average. 

Evidence of studies in human biology at university level is essential. Applicants without this background will have to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course.

Applicants will also submit a personal statement that reflects relevant work experience and knowledge of the profession. 

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Additional requirements

You must complete a Senior First Aid Certificate as soon as possible upon entering this course.

You will be required to participate in clinical practice during vacation periods. At least one of your placements will be in a regional or rural area of Western Australia.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $28,100*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

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