Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences focuses on specific areas of speech and hearing sciences, as well as subjects in linguistics, psychology and biology. In addition, students will be able to choose from a wide range of electives either as companion subjects to speech and hearing, or subjects of individual interest. Speech and hearing sciences, as well as being areas of study in their own right, form the basic preparatory studies for a number of professions ranging from clinical work in audiology and speech pathology to involvement in the development of speech, hearing and language technologies. All of these areas require knowledge of a range of subjects which are at the core of this degree.

Course Fee:

International: $119,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


72 credit points; minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Audiology; Speech and language pathology; Speech research

Study Pathways:

Master degrees in audiology and speech pathology are both offered at Macquarie University. To qualify for clinical practice in either audiology or speech and language pathology, you will need to do further (postgraduate) study in order to gain the appropriate professional accreditation.

Further information:

If you are interested in a career as a speech pathologist or audiologist you will need to take this degree as a pathway into the clinical masters programs offered by the Department of Linguistics in these two areas. If you have an interest in speech research and speech technology, you will also find this degree a valuable pathway to careers in this area.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 75.45 Yes Full time 3 years
North Ryde 75.45 Yes Part time 6 years

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