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The Degree of Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice – MSLTPrac

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have:

a completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University including 60 points above Stage II in a relevant subject area(s) with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative


b demonstrated in accordance with the approved selection criteria determined by the Faculty of Science the qualities necessary for a person seeking a qualification as a speech-language therapist. This may require an interview, submission of a supplementary information form and confidential letters of reference.

2 An applicant who has previously been awarded a degree in speech language therapy or the equivalent will not be admitted.


(i) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Science.

(ii) Relevant subject areas may include education, health sciences, linguistics, physiology or psychology.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 280 points.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice Schedule.

6 a A student may not enrol for Part II until Part I has been completed, unless special approval is given by the Dean of Science or representative.

b A student who has previously passed courses from another programme that are substantially similar to any one of the courses required under Regulation 5 above may, with the approval of the Dean of Science or representative, be required to take alternative 700 level courses from the subject Speech Science or other approved 700 level courses.

c Where a student is required to take additional courses as a condition of enrolment for Part I, under Regulation 2 above, those courses:

(i) are to be taken for Certificates of Proficiency


(ii) are to be passed within 12 months of initial enrolment for this degree.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practical and Clinical Requirements

8 A student is required to pass each and every component of the clinical and practical requirements of the Speech Language Therapy Practice courses to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative.


9 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.


10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Termination of Enrolment

11 a If the behaviour of a student in a clinical environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes, clinics and any teaching placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 9a may appeal that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.


12 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2024.

Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac) Schedule


Taught Masters

Part I:

120 points: SPCHSCI 711–724

Part II:

90 points: SPCHSCI 733, 734, 736, 743, 744, 746

30 points: SPCHSCI 790 Research Project