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C03062v1 Master of Speech and Language Sciences (Research)

Award(s): Master of Speech and Language Sciences (Research) (MSpLangSc(Res))
CRICOS code: 098382D
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

This course is intended for speech pathologists, or others who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a career that includes research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to their field through the completion of the degree.

This course provides students with the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest, and to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge in the field. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the university, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the university library and research facilities.

Career options

This course provides an excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral research, a career in research, or career progression. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions, and industry roles.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Make an advanced contribution to the field of speech pathology in creating new knowledge based on research.
1.2 Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of evidence relating to the field of speech pathology, and critically evaluate existing literature.
1.3 Conduct research ethically, collaboratively and rigorously.
1.4 Convey research results with clarity and integrity, in high-quality written form appropriate for academic and/or professional audiences.
2.1 Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing; in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing and integrating this knowledge into research.
3.1 Govern research and communicate outcomes effectively to a wide variety of audiences.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Students considering this degree should submit an expression of interest in the first instance. The school provides further information and assistance with the application process.

All applicants are required to contact UTS: Speech Pathology prior to applying to establish eligibility and supervisory arrangements.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Students can complete the course in less than the maximum time.

Course structure

This course consists of one thesis subject which is undertaken for the duration of the degree.

Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel, and are required to report on their progress each session.

Course completion requirements

95598 Master of Speech and Language Sciences Thesis 

Other information

Further information is available from:
Graduate School of Health
telephone +61 2 9514 1448
email gsh.future@uts.edu.au
or
Graduate Research School
telephone +61 2 9514 7196
email grs@uts.edu.au