Master of Audiology
The Master of Audiology (MAud) at UC focuses on training professional clinical audiologists with an emphasis on the development of clinical and administrative skills relating to the practice of audiology. 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 Department of Communication Disorders | Te Tari Mātai Hauora Reo serves Aotearoa 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 – see the Department's website for details.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa 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.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Admission to the Master’s degree is based on the evaluation of evidence 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. Candidates should have either:
- qualified for a Speech and Language Pathology degree, or
- qualified for another 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 status to the above by the University.
Candidates with a different undergraduate background to that of the above, and with a strong achievement record, will be considered. All candidates must be approved for study by the Academic Dean of Science.
Entry into Year 1 of the Master of Audiology is limited. See 'How to apply' below for more information.
How to apply
Entry into Year 1 of the Master of Audiology is limited. Candidates must submit an enrolment application via MyUC as well as a separate application form to the Department of Communication Disorders | Te Tari Mātai Hauora Reo 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.
- CMDS 651 Foundation Topics in Audiology
- CMDS 652 Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
- CMDS 653 Audiological Rehabilitation
- CMDS 654 Clinical Practicum I
- CMDS 655 Advanced Topics in Audiology
- CMDS 656 Advanced Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
- CMDS 657 Advanced Audiological Rehabilitation
For the up-to-date list of courses, see the Regulations to the Master of Audiology.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Audiology.
For study planning help contact the Department of Communication Disorders | Te Tari Mātai Hauora Reo or the College of Science:
College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800