Master of Speech Therapy (MST)

Programme Code 72021
Mode Full-time, Self-financed
Duration Normally 2.5 years (5 semesters, 2 summer terms)
No. of Credits Required 90

Master of Speech Therapy (MST) is a full-time postgraduate programme launched in September 2013. The curriculum is designed to meet locally and internationally recognised standards with a good mix of traditional lectures, Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorials and clinical practices. MST is an entry-level professional qualification. After successfully completing the programme, MST graduates are recognized as qualified for speech therapy practice in Hong Kong.

 


Professional Recognition:

 

The MST programme is the first speech therapy training programme in Hong Kong to be awarded the status of ‘Full Endorsement’ for five years by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST) since the start of the institution-based assessment scheme in 2018. With the HKIST’s endorsement, MST graduates (including those who graduated before 2018), are eligible to apply to become ‘Members of the Register of Speech Therapists accredited by the Department of Health’.

 

Speech therapists provide assessment, treatment and consultation for individuals of different age groups with communication or swallowing disorders. To address the demand for speech therapy services across the lifespan, the government has committed to creating hundreds of new speech therapist posts in both child and adult service settings in the last few years. The manpower requirement of speech therapists is anticipated to grow further with the implementation of new rehabilitation initiatives associated with the ageing trend of the Hong Kong population.

 


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Enquiries

General Enquiries

Ms Mabel TONG

(852) 2766 4869

mabel.tong@polyu.edu.hk

Academic Advice

Dr Dustin LAU, Programme Leader

(852) 2766 6362

dustin.lau@polyu.edu.hk