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The award
BSc

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences five-year honours degree course. This course prepares students for professional practice in speech therapy.

This intensive full-time programme offers students a solid theoretical background in normal human communication and swallowing, and their disorders. Courses cover subject knowledge in related disciplines of medicine, psychology, English and Cantonese linguistics and hearing sciences. The curriculum employs a student-centred, “translational learning” approach. Students will be engaged in lectures, self-directed learning, case-based learning, small group learning, and clinical practice. In the final year, students will be required to complete a research dissertation. The curriculum will provide many opportunities for students to apply theory to practice and become a competent and adaptive speech therapist upon completion of their five-year courses.

Practical experience constitutes a large part of the curriculum. During the course, students are required to complete over 400 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The clinical programme is conducted predominately in Cantonese. This programme therefore offers students a unique bilingual education and training. Clinical teaching is provided by both University staff and practicing clinicians from the community. Students may have opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary and international service learning abroad.

Professional Recognition

This programme has obtained the full endorsement status by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists. Graduates from the programme will be accepted as eligible to apply to be Member of Register of Speech Therapists accredited by Department of Health. They are able to practice as speech therapists in Hong Kong, and 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 36, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1650, SAT Subject Tests: 600 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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