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Master of Science (MSc) in Speech Science

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 - 2 years
Start date: 01-December-2019
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

The Master of Science (MSc) programme enables you to pursue advanced study in your area of interest with the opportunity to work on independent research.

Programme overview

Studying for an MSc is an opportunity for committed scientists to focus on a relevant area of interest or practise and pursue an advanced qualification. While taught masters will provide you with specialist training in your chosen field, a research masters will develop advanced research skills, working alongside Faculty of Science researchers - many of whom are major contributors in their field. Late Year Semester will start in November.

120-point MSc

Most students enter an MSc following completion of a PGDipSci. You will need to complete 120 points (maximum of 160 points) in a specialisation within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study (research masters) or four years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

240-point MSc

If you enter a MSc directly from an undergraduate degree you will need to complete 240 points (maximum of 280 points) in a specialisation in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study (research masters) or six years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

Speech Science

Speech Science is intended for graduates with a research interest in speech-related areas. Either qualification is relevant for practising speech-language therapists with a bachelors degree and those with a background in linguistics, psychology, audiology, engineering, education or computer science.

Research interests open to exploration include:

  • Audiology
  • Communication disorders in children or adults
  • Linguistics
  • Research methods for communication and swallowing
  • Speech and language development and disorders
  • Swallowing
  • Voice and fluency

If you want to become qualified to work as a speech-language therapist, the Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice is a clinical qualification in speech and language therapy, and combines academic studies with time spent working in the community.

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Speech Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Speech Science 120-point (one-year) research masters

  • SPCHSCI 796 MSc Thesis in Speech Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Speech Science 240-point research masters

60 points from:

  • SPCHSCI 701 Dysphagia for Speech Language Therapists
  • SPCHSCI 711 Introduction to Communication in Children and Adults
  • SPCHSCI 712 Linguistics for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 713 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 722 Communication Difficulties in Children
  • SPCHSCI 723 Communication Disorders in Adults
  • SPCHSCI 733 Audiology for Speech Language Therapy
  • SPCHSCI 736 Topics in Communication Disorders in Adults
  • SPCHSCI 743 Advanced Study of Speech and Language Therapy in Children
  • SPCHSCI 746 Voice and Fluency
  • SPCHSCI 751 Special Topic
  • SPCHSCI 752 Research Project
  • SPCHSCI 753 Special Topic
  • SPCHSCI 754 Special Topic
  • SPCHSCI 790B Speech Language Therapy Dissertation

60 points from: 600 or 700 level courses in related subjects:

  • Audiology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Physiology, Psychology, Speech Science

120 points:

  • SPCHSCI 796 MSc Thesis in Speech Science

Jobs related to Speech Science

  • Lexicographer
  • Researcher
  • Speech and language therapist

Entry criteria

Research 120 points:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 4.0.

Research 240 points:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science in a similar field to your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

Course variations

01-December-2019 - Grafton Campus

Campus:
Grafton Campus
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Duration:
1 - 2 years
Start date: 01-December-2019
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01-December-2019 - Leigh Marine Campus

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Leigh Marine Campus
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1 - 2 years
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01-December-2019 - Newmarket Campus

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Newmarket Campus
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1 - 2 years
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01-December-2019 - Tamaki Innovation Campus

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Tamaki Innovation Campus
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1 - 2 years
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