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Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Up to 2 years
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed in the regulations.

Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy requires that you:

  1. meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall have:
  2. been awarded or qualified for either the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy with Honours or equivalent 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

You are required to complete courses totalling at least 60 credits from the programme schedule.

All requirements must be completed within two years.


271.710 Evidence-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

No more than 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

Note: it is preferred that students enrol in courses 271.710 and 271.711

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.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

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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