Become a professional Speech-Language Pathologist
This five-year-honours programme furnishes you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to emerge as a scientific, effective, and adaptive speech-language pathologist. The programme prioritises integration and the application of knowledge and scientific evidence in clinical practice.
In high demand
Choose from a large variety of career options for in-demand graduates.
Test your theories in practical and international service training opportunities.
Over four years of study, you will cover the acquisition and development of human communication disorders, speech and language challenges, and swallowing difficulties. The integrated curriculum encompasses knowledge of medical science, psychology, English and Cantonese linguistics, and hearing sciences. Learn through interactions in lectures and clinical practice as well as self-directed, case-based, and small group learning opportunities.
Spend more than 300 hours in clinical practice under the guidance and supervision of University staff and practising clinicians from the community.
During your fifth and final year, you will be required to complete a research project to earn your degree.
The programme is fully endorsed by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists. Following graduation, you will be eligible to register as a member with the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists and practise in Hong Kong. Graduates have also gone on to pursue postgraduate studies in speech, language, and communication sciences and pathology or similar disciplines.
Speech-language pathologists assess and treat individuals with a wide range of speech, language, and swallowing disorders and other communication challenges. You will work with people of all ages in a diverse range of settings, from NGOs, private clinics, and pre-school centres to hospitals, schools, and government. There is a high demand for qualified speech-language pathologists in Hong Kong. Graduates have also gone on to secure jobs in Macau, Singapore, and further abroad.
If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.