Master of Audiology

Master of Audiology

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$73,200
Domestic tuition: NZ$17,198

Program overview

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 School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing | Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo 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. 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. 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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


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. 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 by the Academic Dean of Science. English language 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. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand