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Speech Therapy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
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.


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 I
  • Paediatric Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II
  • Adult Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment I
  • Adult Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II
  • Other Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment I
  • Other Communication Disorders and Swallowing Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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

    639 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 639 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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  • HK$4,600 per credit for local students
  • HK$5,000 per credit for non-local students

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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