24 months
42200 AUD/year
29900 AUD/year
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Explore the science relating to speech, language, and swallowing; while studying client issues and exploring service delivery models as well as treatment and management strategies - with the Master of Speech Pathology from University of Canberra.  

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This full-time two-year course will extend your research skills by examining a wide range of communication issues and show you how to apply theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice to the assessment, treatment, and management of these disorders.

This course also offers a unique business development component designed to teach students the necessary business skills to consider a career in private practice.

The UC Master of Speech Pathology course is your chance to become a part of a new breed of researcher-practitioners who are committed to making a difference in others’ lives; irrespective of age, disability, illness, cultural, linguistic or social backgrounds.

Register now and find out for yourself why UC Master of Speech Pathology graduates stand out amongst other Speech Pathology graduates around Australia. 

Study a Master of Speech Pathology at University of Canberra and you will:

  • attain entry-level speech pathology competencies across a range of practice areas
  • deliver culturally and socially appropriate speech pathology services
  • communicate and work effectively with diverse partners in health, education and the community
  • critique, synthesise and apply evidence from research and consumer perspectives to inform speech pathology practices
  • critically evaluate information required for effective service delivery
  • develop in-depth research skills and be recognised as a competent researcher-practitioner
  • be able to participate, collaborate and contribute to policy development and industry knowledge
  • contribute to building stronger research evidence for clinical and life outcomes
  • gain a deeper understanding of the social issues of speech pathology and how it relates to a different age, linguistic and cultural demographics.

Career opportunities

A Master of Speech Pathology qualification from UC will expose you to a higher level of understanding of speech pathology issues in public, private and voluntary positions in Australia and overseas.

Taking this course will give you the knowledge and credentials to able to lead, work, educate, guide and influence change in policies and procedural activities in the following areas:

  • private and public hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • aged care facilities
  • community health clinics
  • schools and disability organisations
  • private practices.


The Master of Speech Pathology has been given provisional accreditation by Speech Pathology Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning 
  • Research Project in Health 
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Foundations of Communication Science  
  • Principles of Dysphagia 
  • Clinical Speech Pathology
  • Speech and Language Disorders - Paediatrics  
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average
CRICOS Code: 094978G  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29900 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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