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Our students study with internationally published experts who are actively researching in a range of specialist areas in communication sciences and disorders.
Learn to assess and treat disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and swallowing in children and adults and make a difference in the lives of others.
Our courses in speech pathology are accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, which qualifies graduates to work as speech pathologists in Australia.
Speech pathology is the scientific study and treatment of speech problems. Speech pathologists are responsible for assessing and treating children and adults with communication difficulties caused by congenital or developmental problems, illness, and emotional or physical trauma. They may also work with patients who have swallowing difficulties or need alternative, non-verbal ways to communicate.
Speech pathologists work in public and private hospitals, private practice, rehabilitation centres, community and mental health services, schools, kindergartens, specialist disability service organisations or in teaching and research.
Applied research in speech pathology at the University of Sydney is designed to optimise the communication and swallowing abilities of people across the lifespan. Our research staff are active members of the Acquired Brain Injury Communication Lab, the Communication Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic, Dr Liang Voice Program and Voice Research Laboratory and support higher degree research candidates to develop research expertise.
Research Supervisor Connect matches your research interests to available PhD and master's research opportunities and supervisors.
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Graduate career-ready and in demand
we’re 1st in Australia for graduate employability
Finish in 2 years as a postgraduate student
our master degree offers an accelerated study program
Hands-on clinical training
gain comprehensive professional experience with clinical placements embedded throughout your studies
Learn from highly respected practitioners and researchers
Our research ranks "well above world-class" (ERA level 5)
Speech pathology students share their experiences studying speech pathology at the University of Sydney
The role of the committee is to give advice and direction to our curriculum in line with future workplace trends and graduate attributes.
If you have specific feedback, you are welcome to contact the Head of Discipline or a relevant EAC member: