24 months
31960 USD/year
6861 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice from University of Auckland provides you with a clinical qualification in speech and language therapy. The course is comprised of both academic studies and time spent working in health, education and special school settings. 

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Are you a graduate from a related field such as psychology, linguistics, health sciences or education? The Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice from University of Auckland is a New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association accredited qualification. It is designed to provide you with the necessary specialist skills and experience to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas.

You will study a range of subject areas including anatomy, physiology, linguistics and acoustics, and learn to apply theory to clinical practice. Students learn to use a range of approaches and technologies to assess, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders.


Speech-language therapists are needed in health and education positions throughout New Zealand. As a result of an ageing population, therapists are in steady demand to help patients with impaired language function due to neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. 

Therapists also work with adults and children who have swallowing and communication difficulties.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Speech-language therapist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics for Speech Language Therapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language Therapy
  • Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum
  • Dysphagia (e-learning)
  • Communication Difficulties in Children 
  • Communication Disorders in Adults

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed a bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 in 75 points at Stage III or 700-level in approved subject areas. Approved subject areas include education, psychology, linguistics and health sciences.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as part of the assessment process. Typically interviews are scheduled in the last week of October and throughout November. Successful applicants are advised in December/January. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6861 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /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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