Master of Audiology (MAud)

The Master of Audiology (MAud) degree is a two-year post-graduate programme that includes course work, clinical, and research experience.

The degree is also available part-time over three or four years. Academic coursework focuses on training professional clinical audiologists with emphasis on the development of clinical and research skills relating to the practice of audiology.

The programme is fully endorsed by the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS). No prior training in Speech and Language Therapy is required for admission.

  • Coursework that develops knowledge and skills across the scope of practice for audiologists, including a strong foundation in acoustics, psychoacoustics, and neuroscience.
  • Supervised clinical practice with adult and paediatric clients in a variety of clinical settings.
  • A thesis project mentored by faculty active in audiological research.

Our curriculum is as follows:

Year 1 Year 2
Semester 1 Whole year
HEAR 651 Foundation Topics in Audiology HEAR 658 Clinical Practicum II
HEAR 652 Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation HEAR 690 Audiology Thesis*
HEAR 653 Audiological Rehabilitation  
Semester 2  
HEAR 655 Advanced Topics in Audiology  
HEAR 656 Advanced Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation  
HEAR 657 Advanced Audiological Rehabilitation  
Whole - year  
HEAR 654 Clinical Practicum I  

 * Note that a Year 1 grade average of B is normally required for entry to the thesis.

Entry to the MAud is competitive, with the selection based on academic merit. Student numbers are limited to around 14 a year. Candidates must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 5 out of 9 on UC's GPA scale (i.e. a B average), but successful candidates usually have a GPA significantly higher than this.

Successful applicants have come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so even if you are not from the health sciences, we encourage your application.

One or more courses or research may require vaccination

The final vaccination mandate ended at 11:59 pm on Monday 26 September 2022 which applied to health and disability workers. Some employers/placement sites may still require workers to be vaccinated due to health and safety. As such, some clinical placements may be restricted for those students who are not fully vaccinated.

Application deadlines and processes

All applications must be received at the School of Psychology, Speech & Hearing no later than 1 October.

Potential students will be invited to an interview with School representatives as part of the application process.


Scholarships and Prizes for Speech & Language Pathology students

Scholarships and Prizes for Audiology and Speech & Language Sciences students

Other postgraduate scholarships

Search the UC Research Repository for past MAud theses.

Need more information?

Greg O'Beirne

Psychology 321
Internal Phone: 94313

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