Over the four years of this degree, students gain the knowledge and skills to assist a wide variety of people with communication and swallowing disorders.
The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours (BSLP(Hons)) is a highly regarded, professional degree accredited by Te Kahui Kaiwhakatikatika Reo Korero o Aotearoa | New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association (NZSTA). UC students are able to utilise excellent on-site resources including clinics and research facilities.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
International students with English as a second language must provide evidence of IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no score lower than 6.5, before admission to the First Professional Year (second year of study).
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.Recommended background
The Intermediate Year (first year) is open to all students, however a background in science is recommended.
Entry into the Professional Years
The first year is followed by the Professional Years. Entry into the Professional Years is limited and is based on completion of the Intermediate Year, academic merit (normally a B+ or better Grade Point Average), and fluency in English. Relevant work experience may also be considered.
Applications for entry for the First Professional Year close on 1 October of the preceding year, although late enrolments will be considered if places are still available. Application forms are required and intending applicants should contact the BSLP(Hons) Programme Coordinator at least a month before the closing date.
If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place in the First Professional Year, your completed courses can usually be credited to a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, or Bachelor of Arts.
Our graduates are in demand and highly employable both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. They go on to work in hospitals, schools, and private clinics. Some of our graduates now have their own private practices, while others are working in research labs, and designing and developing new speech-language technologies.
The BSLP(Hons) is recognised in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.