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Master of Speech Therapy MST

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 72021

Stream Code


Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2.5 years

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits


Local Application Deadline 29 Feb 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 29 Feb 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$5,900 per credit for local and non-local students

Programme Leaders

Dr Ng Ho Yee Janet


  • This is a full-time programme. Only the full-time option will be offered.

  • Applications can be made to our postgraduate programmes without the help of agencies. Applicants are required to apply online via the Study@PolyU website.

  • Please note that all fields in the application forms should be completed. We will not consider applications that do not provide details of academic qualifications.

  • We will not process applications unless all supporting documents are provided.

  • We have a quota for admissions and admissions operate on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for interviews during the application period.

  • An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and may reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The Master of Speech Therapy (MST) programme cultivates graduates who will be able to practise as speech therapists in Hong Kong and serve as speech therapy advocates in mainland China and the Macau SAR. The programme is designed to equip students with the professional and academic knowledge base, clinical and research skills, and attitudes and ethics required to function effectively as entry-level speech therapists. The curriculum offers a unique approach to education and training in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, addressing speech therapy in both Chinese and bilingual contexts. Speech therapy Master’s level programmes are widely adopted as entry-level degrees in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, the MST programme provides an pathway for Bachelor’s degree holders to enter the speech therapy profession.


The MST teaching team is composed of academic and teaching staff with considerable teaching experience, proven research track records and extensive clinical expertise. We adopt a hybrid teaching and learning approach: traditional lectures are conducted in the first year, and the problem based learning (PBL) approach is adopted in the second year. This enhances the integration of learning across courses and enables students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.


A vital part of the training for speech therapists involves supervised clinical practice. A Speech Therapy Unit (STU) has been established on the PolyU campus. The STU offers a platform for both in-house teaching and research through a service interface. For more details, please visit the STU’s website here.


The clinical placements in the MST programme are scheduled to occur throughout the 2.5 years of the whole programme. They will cover the assessment and treatment of speech, language, literacy, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders of clinical populations, varying in age from infancy to old age. To prepare students to work in different speech therapy service settings upon graduation, clinical placements are arranged not only at STU, but also with clinical education partners such as the Hospital Authority, non-governmental organisations, special and mainstream schools and other service providers in the community.

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