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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Speech Pathology Studies (MSpPathSt)

Expand your theoretical knowledge and professional attributes while gaining the clinical and research skills necessary for a professional career in speech pathology.

The profession of speech pathology is focussed on the management of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication problems may occur in the areas of speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing or literacy.

Through this two and a half year full-time program, you'll complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice as a speech pathologist. You'll 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'll be taught by award-winning teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are among the best in Australia, and you'll gain the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes and clinical and research skills to confidently pursue a career helping people who have challenges with speech and/or swallowing. You'll develop your prior skills and knowledge to become a lifelong learner and critical thinker, which will enhance the effectiveness of your professional practice.

You'll complete supervised clinical placements throughout the program in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals, educational facilities, other healthcare organisations, private practices and UQ’s Speech Pathology clinics.

Program highlights
Learn from leading teachers, researchers and clinical educators who are recognised as some of the best in the world.
Develop confidence in your professional abilities through supervised placements, including access to UQ's Speech Pathology Clinic.
Benefit from a program underpinned by over 50 years of experience in teaching and researching speech pathology.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Speech pathologist
  • Paediatric speech pathologist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Speech and language therapist 

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree and have completed university level studies in statistics and one of either linguistics, psychology, or physiology.

Please see additional application information (under the 'How to apply' tab) for further details on entry requirements.

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2019 was 4.05.