UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
University of Canterbury
Over the four years of this degree, students gain the knowledge and skills to assist a wide variety of people with communication and swallowing disorders. The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours (BSLP(Hons)) is a highly regarded, professional degree accredited by New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA). UC students are able to utilise excellent on-site resources including clinics and research facilities.
How do I plan my degree?
The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours requires a total of 480 points.
The Intermediate Year
Your first year, known as the Intermediate Year, comprises a minimum of 120 points or eight 15-point courses. The Intermediate courses may be taken in one full-time year of study or accumulated over more than one year.
The Professional Years
Postgraduate options include:
Our graduates are in demand and highly employable both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. They go on to work in hospitals, schools, and private clinics. Some of our graduates now have their own private practices, while others are working in research labs, and designing and developing new speech–language technologies. The BSLP(Hons) is recognised in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.
The Intermediate Year (first year) is open to anyone, however a background in science from secondary school is recommended.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Undergraduate application deadline: Semester 1 (February start) by 31 October.