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Master of Speech and Language Pathology (2 years) Macquarie University




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Speech pathologists work with people who have communication and swallowing disabilities. They have a particular focus on helping children aged 05 who have developmental speech and language difficulties; providing specialist support to school-aged children and adolescents with language, learning, and reading difficulties; implementing rehabilitation programs with adults who have had a brain injury; supporting children and adults with complex medical, developmental and acquired conditions such as autism, cleft palate and dementia with communication and swallowing; and working with a variety of professionals in optimising their voice and vocal skills.

This course will prepare you for a rewarding career in speech pathology, in which you will have opportunities to implement tailored services with individuals who have developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disabilities, and effect potentially life-changing outcomes.


You'll have the opportunity to study within the state-of-the-art Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic alongside industry experts.

You'll gain experience in multidisciplinary and holistic approaches to communication and swallowing disabilities.

You'll have opportunities to undertake extensive supervised clinical placements to develop your skills in assessment of, and intervention for, individuals with developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disabilities.

You'll undertake a diverse range of coursework units and clinical experiences with a focus on the application of linguistics to communication disability.

The profession of speech pathology crosses a wide array of topics, skills, and workplaces, offering diverse learning and employment opportunities. As a graduate you can expect to gain employment across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.


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


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 Diploma of Speech and Communication. Find out more about the Master of Speech and Language Pathology.

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.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Speech and Language Pathology (2 years).

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

A$49,000.00 (24,82,330) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have:

• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

• GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents

• Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level

Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

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Here are some scholarship that are available at Macquarie University.

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship - Unidad de Conocimiento

Value of scholarship

The VCIS contributes up to 15 per cent of total tuition fees to students commencing a postgraduate coursework program who are members of Unidad de Conocimiento.

Application details:

Students can apply online.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a member of Unidad de Conocimiento
  • Have a minimum GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0
  • Have met the University's academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship, and hold a full offer of admission for study at the North Ryde campus by the application deadline.
  • Have applied for a program that is longer than one session in duration.
  • Have applied for a course that has a full-time study load.
  • Commence study in the session and year indicated in your scholarship letter of offer. Commencement may not be deferred.
  • Meet other UNIDAD DE Conocimiento requirements.

Who can apply:

All international

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