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Master of Speech and Language Pathology


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Overview
This degree prepares you for the profession of speech pathology and enables you to work clinically with individuals with developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disabilities. The course builds on fundamental knowledge from linguistics, psychology, anatomy and physiology. The comprehensive supervised clinical placements provide students with opportunities to develop skills in assessment, intervention, service delivery, and other aspects of professional practice.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-speech-and-language-pathology

Key benefits
- Provides both a specialist and a multidisciplinary holistic approach to language and communication;
- Offers extensive clinical practicum experiences, ensuring that you have maximum exposure to individuals demonstrating the full range of communication and swallowing disabilities;
- Covers a range of topics including intercultural communication, neuroanatomy, psycholinguistics, and aphasia;
- You will have access to the Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Suitable for
Suitable if you are interested in assisting adults and children with communication and swallowing problems, and hold a qualification in speech and hearing sciences. It is also suitable if you are looking to change career, however, if you do not have a Speech and Hearing background you may be required to complete the Graduate Diploma of Speech and Communication.

Work experience requirements
No work experience is required, but it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the speech pathology field.

English language requirements
IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Notes
Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place on the program.

Students planning to apply for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program are required to have completed 8 pre-requisite subjects at tertiary level. Details of these subjects can be found here http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_human_sciences/linguistics/study_linguistics/speech_and_language_pathology/prerequisites_for_speech_pathology/ .

- Personal Statement
Please note that a personal statement must be submitted along with your application form. This should be 1-2 A4 pages and indicate:
- your understanding of Speech Pathology as practised in Australia
- your reasons for wanting to enter this profession
- relevant personal experience of speech pathology or related fields
- explanation of any factors that are relevant to the application

Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place on the program.

Careers
- Accreditation
This degree is fully accredited by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

- Career Opportunities
Job prospects within Australia are excellent, you will be qualified to practice as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, community health centres, and private practice.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-speech-and-language-pathology

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level; Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the program

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