Speech Therapy

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

30 months
662 USD/credit
609 USD/credit
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The Master of Speech Therapy (MST) programme is the first in Hong Kong offered by a recognised University to enable Bachelor's degree holders to become professionally qualified speech therapists, by successfully completing a Master's degree entry-level programme in Speech Therapy.

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As such, the curriculum is designed in a way that meets standards for local and international recognition.  Apart from aiming to equip students with the professional knowledge base, clinical and research skills, and attitudes required to function effectively as an entry-level speech therapist, graduates should be sensitive to individual, linguistic and cultural differences, function as skilled counsellors (within their professional boundaries), and have a holistic approach to client management.  The programme also aims to develop attributes of all-roundness.


This programme plans to use a hybrid approach in which traditional lectures are used for foundational courses taught in the first year of the programme and Problem Based Learning approach is used in the second year to enhance integration of learning across courses and across theory and practice.

A vital part of the training for Speech Therapists involves supervised clinical practice. A Speech Therapy Unit has already been established on PolyU campus and it creates a platform serving both in-house teaching and research purposes through a service interface.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders and Audiology
  • Introduction to Speech Therapy and Audiology
  • Paediatric Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 
  • Adult Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 
  • Other Communication Disorders and Swallowing Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


90 alternative credits

Initial Registration Credits

  • 3 for local students
  • 6 for non-local students


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Applicants should possess Chinese language proficiency at a level equivalent to The Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) Chinese Language Grade D or above; or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Level 4 or above.
  • Applicants should be able to communicate verbally in both Cantonese and English effectively, and proficiency in Mandarin (Putonghua) is preferred.
  • Those who have a Bachelor's degree in linguistics, psychology, speech and language sciences, or health-related disciplines are preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    662 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 662 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    609 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 609 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • HK$4,740 per credit for local students
  • HK$5,150 per credit for non-local students


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