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Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland Campus

Summary

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy provides qualified speech language therapists with advanced clinical and theoretical study in speech and language therapy.

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy will help you develop the skills needed to independently analyse, appraise and synthesise research.

You’ll learn to consider the relevance and application of research to the socio-cultural context of the individuals you support. You’ll reflect on your own practice and apply your new knowledge. You’ll also explore theoretical models and develop your knowledge of research methodologies, as well as human ethics principles and procedures. This will enable you to provide quality clinical services to individuals in the community. You’ll remain competitive as future professional advances occur in the field.

Relevant to your working life

This programme will give you expertise in core areas such as evidence-based practice and research methods. You can also follow your interests in specialist areas that reflect your individual passions and/or client caseloads. Postgraduate studies at Massey will reflect your current or desired work context.

Get support every step of the way

We tailor assignments and thesis topics to your interests, and pair you with an academic mentor who has expertise in your subject area. Your mentor will support and guide you through coursework.

If you’re interested in continuing on to the Master of Speech and Language Therapy and completing a thesis, your mentor will support you to prepare for this.

Careers

The Postgraduate Diploma in Speech Language Therapy provides qualified speech and language therapists with the opportunity to advance their practice and develop clinical and research expertise in specialty areas.

Further study

If you’re interested in continuing on to a master’s qualification and completing a thesis, your mentor will support you to prepare for this. You’ll develop a research proposal which provides a strong platform for advancing to the Master in Speech and Language Therapy degree.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy you will have completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours, having achieved a grade average of at least a B.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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