Master of Speech Pathology

    • CRICOS Code: 073115G

    The experience


    As a Master of Speech Pathology student, you will be passionate about communication access and improving the lives of people with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

    Throughout the two-year (full-time) program, you will experience a range of clinical placements, giving you exposure to a variety of different practice areas.

    Day-to-day experience

    Located within the Parkville precinct of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, the Master of Speech Pathology will provide you with a great sense of community.

    Small class sizes allow you to connect meaningfully with your fellow peers and take advantage of a diverse range of teaching approaches. Students will gain knowledge from expert teaching staff who have established research portfolios across areas of speech pathology.

    Learning mode

    This course has a unique focus on research and evidence-based practice, population health, and neurobiological and genetic bases of communication and swallowing disorders.

    Practical subjects are threaded throughout the regular coursework for the Master of Speech Pathology. This joint focus on practice and theory will help facilitate your translation of theoretical knowledge to clinical skills.

    Diverse clinical partnerships will provide you with rich placement experiences and valuable career networks, which are useful across a wide range of career options.

    In your final year, you will be assigned to a research project under the supervision of a member of staff. This will equip you with invaluable research skills and experience and preparation of a manuscript for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.


    As a student of the Master of Speech Pathology program, you will have access to unique onsite clinical experiences, including the FEES clinic (swallowing assessment) – the only one of its kind at any university in Melbourne.

    Read about Lottie's experience below:


    Lottie Morison