Master of Speech Therapy
言語治療碩士學位


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 72021

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

-

Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2.5 years

Credits Required for Graduation

90

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
4 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$4,600 per credit for local students
HK$5,000 per credit for
 non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Leung Man Tak

Remarks
  • ​This is a full-time programme. Only the full-time option will be offered for admission in 2017-18.
  • Applications can be made to our postgraduate programmes without the help of agencies. Applicants are required to apply online via the Study@PolyU website: www.polyu.edu.hk/study.
  • Please note that all fields in the application forms should be filled. We will not consider applications that do not provide details of academic qualifications.
  • Interview may be arranged as deemed appropriate.
  • No application will be processed unless with full provision of supporting documents.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to produce graduates who are able to practice as Speech Therapists in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, with local and international professional recognition*.  As such, the curriculum is designed in a way that meets standards for local and international recognition.  Apart from aiming to equip students with the professional knowledge base, clinical and research skills, and attitudes required to function effectively as an entry-level speech therapist, graduates should be sensitive to individual, linguistic and cultural differences, function as skilled counsellors (within their professional boundaries), and have a holistic approach to client management.  The programme also aims to develop attributes of all-roundness.

* Subject to approval by respective professional bodies. For details, please refer to the "Professional Recognition" section.
 

Characteristics

This programme plans to use a hybrid approach in which traditional lectures are used for foundational courses taught in the first year of the programme and Problem Based Learning approach is used in the second year to enhance integration of learning across courses and across theory and practice.

A vital part of the training for Speech Therapists involves supervised clinical practice. A Speech Therapy Unit has already been established on PolyU campus and it creates a platform serving both in-house teaching and research purposes through a service interface.

Recognition & Prospects

As the usual practice for a new programme in this field, the MST programme will seek professional recognition from the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST) and international professional bodies from countries such as Ireland, UK, Canada, Australia or US after programme launch.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Master of Speech Therapy is a full-time professional entry-level programme based on a structured credit-earning model.  The programme consists of a total of 90 credits to be covered in 5 semesters and 2 summer terms, spanning across 2 and a half years.  The credits are divided into 21 credits of foundation subjects, 42 credits of professional subjects and 27 credits of clinical education subjects. The programme comprises 6 main subject categories, reflecting its multi-disciplinary nature: Medical and Rehabilitation Sciences, Linguistics and Language Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Communication Disorders and Audiology, Research Project, and Clinical Education.

Media of Instruction:
English (supplemented by Cantonese and Mandarin for Cantonese-speaking and Mandarin-speaking clients in the clinical placements)
 

Core Areas of Study

Foundation Subjects

  • ​Foundations in Biomedical Sciences I
  • Foundations in Biomedical Sciences II
  • Foundations in Behavioural and Social Sciences I
  • Foundations in Behavioural and Social Sciences II
  • Foundations in Linguistics and Language Sciences I
  • Foundations in Linguistics and Language Sciences II
  • Foundations in Linguistics and Language Sciences III
  • Foundations in Linguistics and Language Sciences IV
     

Professional Subjects

  • ​Introduction to Communication Disorders and Audiology
  • Introduction to Speech Therapy and Audiology
  • Paediatric Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment I
  • Paediatric Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II
  • Adult Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment I
  • Adult Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II
  • Other Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment I
  • Other Communication Disorders and Swallowing Disorders: Assessment and Treatment II
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II
     

Clinical Education Subjects

  • ​Clinical Practicum I
  • Clinical Practicum II
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Clinical Practicum IV
  • Clinical Practicum V
  • Clinical Practicum VI
  • Clinical Practicum VII
  • Case Conference
  • Professional Ethics and Issues
     

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/MST.html.

 

(The above subject list is subject to revision.)

Entrance Requirements

  • ​A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements in English proficiency:
    • The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) English Language Grade D or above;
    • The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Level 5 or above;
    • TOEFL (600 paper version, 100 Internet version, or above); or
    • IELTS 7.0 or above
  • ​Applicants should possess Chinese language proficiency at a level equivalent to The Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) Chinese Language Grade D or above; or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Level 4 or above.
  • Applicants should be able to communicate verbally in both Cantonese and English effectively, and proficiency in Mandarin (Putonghua) is preferred.

 

Those who have a Bachelor's degree in linguistics, psychology, speech and language sciences, or health-related disciplines are preferred.

Other Information

Media of Instruction:
English (supplemented by Cantonese and Mandarin for Cantonese-speaking and Mandarin-speaking clients in the clinical placements)

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
the Programme Leader, Dr Leung Man-tak (tel: (852) 2766 4756; email: mantak.leung@polyu.edu.hk).

 

For general information, please contact:
Ms Natalie Tang (tel: (852) 2766 7829; email: natalie.tang@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Employer's Recommendation

Optional

Personal Statement

Personal statement should be written in English

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

For English Proficiency:

  • The HKALE English Language Grade D or above; or
  • The HKDSE English Language Level 5 or above; or
  • TOEFL (600 or above for paper version or 100 or above for internet version); or
  • IELTS 7.0 or above.

For Chinese Proficiency:

  • The HKCEE Chinese Language Grade D or above; or
  • The HKDSE Chinese Language Level 4 or above.

Info Seminar


No information is available at present.