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Speech Language Therapy - Postgraduate options

Speech Language Therapy - quick facts
Taught by School of Psychology
Available as a subject for Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac)
Further information

Science Postgraduate Prospectus

Psychology Postgraduate Handbook

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Subject description


The Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac) provides students with a clinical qualification in SLT. In addition to the academic programme, students spend time working in health, education and special school settings, and gain clinical experience at The University of Auckland Clinics at Tāmaki.

Completion of the degree will provide graduates with the skills necessary to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas. This programme is accredited by the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapy Association.



Structure and prerequisites

Master of Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac)

The prerequisite is an undergraduate degree with majors in either psychology, education, health science, linguistics or audiology, and have passed at least 75 points at Stage 3 or 700-level with a B-average grade or higher.

Requirements: Taught Masters


Career opportunities

There are excellent work opportunities for qualified Speech Language Therapists both within New Zealand and internationally. Speech Language Therapists are involved in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan and work in a range of settings, including hospitals, schools, community rehabilitation facilities, special schools and in early intervention teams.


Help and advice

For further information, please refer to the Psychology Postgraduate Handbook or contact:

Head of Speech Science
Professor Suzanne Purdy
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82073
Email: sc.purdy@auckland.ac.nz