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Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy

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Entry requirements

You will have completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours, having achieved a grade average of at least a B.

International students

Please note that successfully completing the MSLT does not ensure employment as a speech-language therapist in New Zealand. If you completed your undergraduate qualification outside of New Zealand, then you will need to have that qualification assessed and approved by the New Zealand Speech and Language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) before you can enter the profession in New Zealand. It is your responsibility to organise this assessment if you would like to work in New Zealand.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in speech and Language Therapy may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard, and where all requirements have been completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.

The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is 4 years.

Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy structure

You will complete four compulsory 30 credit courses as listed in the programme schedule.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

271.710 Evidenced-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy
271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy
271.712 Theoretical Issues in Speech and Language Therapy

Elective courses (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method
267.740 Mixed Methods Research in Education
267.741 Indigenous Research Methodologies
267.782 Quantitative Research in Education
267.783 Qualitative Research in Education

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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