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BSc Speech and Hearing Scienecs

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

135590 HKD
42690 HKD

Application fee

International 750 HKD
National 750 HKD
Faculty of Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583
SAT (avg)1310
ACT (avg)27

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About this course

  • This intensive full-time programme offers students a solid theoretical background in normal human communication and its disorders as well as in related disciplines of medicine, psychology, English and Cantonese linguistics and hearing sciences.
  • Speech therapists assess and treat individuals with a wide range of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders and other communication difficulties. Speech therapists work with individuals of all ages in various settings such as hospitals, schools, pre-school centers and private clinics.
  • Graduates of this honours degree programme are able to practise as speech therapists in Hong Kong. They are eligible for membership of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists. The degree is equivalent in content to similar courses in Australia and North America. Graduates are also well qualified for post-graduate studies in this or allied disciplines.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates applying for admission to the BAAS program are not required but encouraged to submit a portfolio directly to the Faculty Office of Architecture with reference to the following guidelines:
  • Candidates applying for admission to the BAAS program may submit a bound portfolio of art/design/creative work directly to the Faculty Office of Architecture. A successful portfolio is deemed to demonstrate adequate evidence of motivation in pursuing architectural study as well as intellectual and creative ability;
  • Please include a selection of record that will present an overview of your art/design/creative work and the processes behind it, including sketches, diagrams, or development drawings/models, anything that help us trace your thinking process, in addition to the completed work;
  • The artwork selected in the portfolio is expected to include but is not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, sketches, photography, woodworking, ceramics, installations, or any other visual artwork that demonstrate the applicant’s potential in design. Video, photos of 3D objects, self-generated projects can all be included. CDs/DVDs of additional material are also accepted but only when accompanying a printed hard-copy portfolio;
  • The portfolio should be printed in no larger than A4 size with maximum 20 pages. Applicants who submit a portfolio larger than A4 will be asked to re-submit before their application can be processed;
  • There is neither minimum nor maximum number of projects you may include;
  • The portfolio should contain a visual record of the creative works that the applicant has completed. If the applicant is not the sole author of the work(s), he or she should state his or her role in the work(s) and list the other collaborators;
  • A concise written explanation (not essay) for each of the artworks should be included within the portfolio pages;
  • Please do not submit original work, nor any models other than printed work;
  • Letters of recommendation are not required; however, if you would like to submit letters of recommendation, please keep them no more than three. Both soft and hard copies are acceptable.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be studying about

First Year

  • Foundations of Speech and Language Pathology (6 credits)
  • Foundations of Speech and Hearing Sciences (6 credits)
  • Common Core Curriculum (24 credits)
  • Core University English (6 credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

Second Year

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders I (12 credits)
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders II (12 credits)
  • Academic English for Speech & Hearing Sciences Students (6 credits)
  • Common Core Curriculum (12 credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

Third Year

  • Pediatric Communication Disorders I (18 credits)
  • Pediatric Communication Disorders II (18 credits)
  • Pediatric Clinical Practicum (18 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Fourth Year

  • Adult Communication Disorders I (18 credits)
  • Adult Communication Disorders II (18 credits)
  • Adult Clinical Practicum (18 credits)
  • Practical Chinese for BSC(SPEECH) Students (6 credits)

Fifth Year

  • Research in Communication Disorders (30 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum (30 credits)
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How to Apply

  • Look for the interested research areas.
  • Create an application account
  • Complete the online application form
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Documents required:

  • A copy of your identification document (e.g. HKID card / passport / National identity card / birth certificate) 
  • A copy of your visa / entry permit issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government (if applicable)
  • Academic transcript(s) issued by your high school / institution, showing your grades/examination results of the last two years
  • National / International examination results# (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE, HKCEE/HKALE/HKDSE, including in the case of GCE
  • AS-/A-Level, the Statement of Results which shows the numerical scores achieved)
  • Predicted grade for your upcoming examination issued by your school (if applicable)
  • A summary of not more than two A4-size pages of your extra-curricular activities, personal achievements, working experience, and/or any other information in support of your application
  • Two academic referee's reports

Official score report of one of the following English language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) and 80(internet-based)
  • IELTS:Band 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5
  • Official score report of the GMAT or GRE (taken within a five-year period) (ONLY for applicants to the Faculty of Business & Economics) (Institution codes: GMAT - FS2-WL-48; GRE - 2482)
  • Official score report of the GRE Subject Test in Psychology (taken within a five-year period) with a minimum score of 550(ONLY for applicants to the Department of Psychology if they do not have a first degree in Psychology) (Institution code: GRE - 2482)

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