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Master of Audiology

Course Description

This degree was developed to address the shortage of trained audiologists. It comprises coursework, clinical practice in a variety of settings and audiological research experience.
The programme focuses on training professional clinical audiologists with an emphasis on the development of clinical and administrative skills relating to the practice of audiology.
The Department of Communication Disorders serves New Zealand and the world through excellence and innovation in scholarship, teaching and public service. The Department has four on-campus laboratories featuring state-of-the-art electronic and assessment equipment. There are a number of scholarships available to MAud students. To find out more, visit the Department of Communication Disorders web page http://www.cmds.canterbury.ac.nz/ .

[[Qualification specific requirements]]
[[Undergraduate background]]
The MAud does not require prior training in Speech and Language Therapy. Candidates must have completed one of the following with relevant undergraduate course work, as approved by the Head of the Department of Communication Disorders:
*Bachelor of Arts
*Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical specialisations)
*Bachelor of Science
*Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology Honours
*Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)
*Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

[[Limited entry]]
Entry into Year 1 of the Master of Audiology is limited.

[[Subjects and courses]]
*Coursework develops knowledge and skills across the scope of practice, including a strong foundation in acoustics, psychoanalytics, and neuroscience.
*Clinical practice is undertaken with adult and paediatric clients in different clinical settings.
*A thesis project is mentored by leading research staff.

[[Career opportunities]]
The Master of Audiology programme is fully endorsed by the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS). Upon completion of the degree, students are able to work as audiologists within New Zealand. The degree is also recognised internationally.

Entry Requirements

Admission to a master’s degree is based on the evaluation of evidence of your ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice. The primary basis for selection is on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to other factors.Normally the minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

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