The Master of Audiology Degree
The Master of Audiology (MAud) degree is a two-year post-graduate programme that includes course work, clinical, and research experience.
The degree is also available part-time over three or four years. Academic coursework focuses on training professional clinical audiologists with emphasis on the development of clinical and administrative skills relating to the practice of audiology.
The programme is fully endorsed by the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS). No prior training in Speech and Language Therapy is required for admission. A number of scholarships are available to MAud students.
The programme includes
- coursework that develops knowledge and skills across the scope of practice for audiologists, including a strong foundation in acoustics, psychoacoustics, and neuroscience
- supervised clinical practice with adult and paediatric clients in a variety of clinical settings
- a thesis project mentored by faculty active in audiological research.
Our curriculum is as follows:
Entry to the MAud is competitive, with the selection based on academic merit. Student numbers are limited to around 14 per year. Candidates must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 5 out of 9 on UC's GPA scale (i.e. a B average), but successful candidates usually have a GPA significantly higher than this.
Potential students will be invited to an interview with Departmental Representatives as part of the application process.
Successful applicants have come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so even if you are not from the health sciences, we encourage your application.
This is a 2-step process and both need to be done by 1 November. Prospective students will need to
1) apply for Admission to the University of Canterbury.This can be done via myUC. Please note,you will apply for the MAud, but there will be no course occurrences until early October (you will need to go back into myUC at that point, to enrol into them).
Please note: Enrol for Year One only and select 'course work' for Year One postgraduate study intentions,
2) submit an application directly to the Department of Communication Disorders. Application forms may be downloaded below or obtained by contacting:
Department of Communication Disorders
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
Tel: +64 3 364 2431
Regarding current application and reference forms, there can be minor differences between the webswite content managed by Department of Communication Disorders (CMDS) and the informational website(s) managed by the University. Please use the forms associated with CMDS.
Although the CMDS website and current application forms recommend an MAud application due date of Oct. 1st, CMDS will allow students to submit applications up-to the 1st of November.
Email enquiries may be sent to the Audiology Year One Coordinator.
Application form and brochure
- Master of Audiology application form (PDF, 155 KB)
- Master of Audiology Recommendation form
- Master of Audiology brochure (PDF, 234 KB)
Hear from our students
Visit the Department of Communication Disorders' channel on YouTube.
For more information about Audiology
- Why Should I Choose a Career in Audiology? - New Zealand Audiological Society