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Speech-Language Pathology, B.Speech

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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These include disorders of speech and language, articulation, voice, fluency, expressive and receptive language problems, and feeding and swallowing problems. They also screen children and adults for hearing difficulties.

In the four-year Bachelor of Bachelor in Speech-Language Pathology at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  degree, you will major in Speech and Language Pathology and Psychology.

Other courses include a language course, such as isiZulu, Linguistics, Anatomy, and Neurology. Practical courses are held at the University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic and at speech and hearing clinics at hospitals, schools, and care facilities, within the broader urban and rural context.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Work and Outreach
  • Educational Settings
  • Government Healthcare Settings
  • Private Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology 
  • Psychology 
  • Linguistics: Introduction to the Structure of Language 
  • Linguistics: Language, Mind and Brain 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 4
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • Additional Selection Criteria
  • Only 30 places are available in the first year of study for the Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology degree. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit (i.e. school leaving results and NBT scores). This aligns with the University’s transformation policy for student selection.
  • Potential students are encouraged to observe a speech language pathology professional, preferably in a public hospital setting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5686 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2843 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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