Master of Audiology
The Master of Audiology (MAud) at UC focuses on training professional clinical audiologists. It comprises coursework, clinical practice in a variety of settings, and audiological research experience.
Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing serves Aotearoa New Zealand and the world through excellence and innovation in scholarship, teaching, and public service. The School has four on-campus laboratories featuring state-of-the-art electronic and assessment equipment.
Admission to the Master’s degree is based on the evaluation of your ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of inquiry or professional practice. The primary basis for selection is on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to other factors.
The MAud does not require prior training in Speech and Language Therapy. You should have either:
- a Speech and Language Pathology bachelor's degree; or
- any bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework (eg, Arts, Engineering such as Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical, Health Sciences, Science, or Teaching and Learning); or
- been admitted with equivalent qualifications to the above by the University.
Students with a different undergraduate background to that of the above, and with a strong achievement record, will still be considered. All students must be approved for study.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
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.
How to apply
Entry into Year 1 of the Master of Audiology is limited. You will need to submit an enrolment application via myUC as well as a separate application form to Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing by 1 October.
Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The Master of Audiology takes 2 years full-time, or 4 years part-time to complete.
The first year includes coursework up to 120 points and a clinical placement, and the second year involves a clinical placement and thesis work.
- 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.
- HEAR651 Foundation Topics in Audiology
- HEAR652 Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
- HEAR653 Audiological Rehabilitation
- HEAR654 Clinical Practicum I
- HEAR655 Advanced Topics in Audiology
- HEAR656 Advanced Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
- HEAR657 Advanced Audiological Rehabilitation
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 Aotearoa New Zealand. The degree is also recognised internationally.
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See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2024||120||Year 1 Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$9,521|
|2024||120||Year 2 Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$9,228|
|2023||120||Year 1 Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$9,266|
|2023||120||Year 2 Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,981|
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Audiology.
For study planning help, contact Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing.
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