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Master of Audiology

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


2 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2025


University of Canterbury


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 ?-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.

Subjects and courses

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.

Year 1

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

Year 2

HEAR658 Clinical Practicum II
HEAR690 Audiology Thesis

Further study

UC offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 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.

Entry criteria

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.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic): An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
TOEFL (IBT): Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing, and listening.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Students must submit an enrolment application via myUC as well as a separate application form to the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing by 1 October.

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