Course details

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology
Domestic tuition $7,442 per year
International tuition $34,900
Course length 4 years
Completion rate 89%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 74%
In further study 21%
Median earnings $50,367
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 74%
Further study - 21%
Median earnings: $50,367 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Graduates have a theoretical and practical understanding in the field of communication disorders and the knowledge to begin a clinical career assisting clients as clinicians in schools and hospital settings, or pursue further study through to doctoral level. Graduates will have gained skills to provide services to children who have difficulty communicating because of problems in language development, in learning to read, with stutters or with difficulties producing speech appropriate to their age. Graduates will have gained skills to practice in medical settings providing services to those who have lost the ability to communicate or swallow effectively due to stroke, degenerative disease, brain injury or cancer.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification, or equivalent. This degree is not open to new enrolments, but is available to students who have passed all courses and completed all other requirements for a BSLP(Hons) but whose performance in the courses is deemed not to be of Honours standard.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities. You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love. UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.

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