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Clinical Speech and Language Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The aims of the course are to provide qualified speech and language therapists with opportunities to advance their academic knowledge and professional practice skills with specialist clinical populations.

Overview

This M.Sc. course takes place during twelve 5-day weeks spread over a 2 year period. Students who have not completed an introductory course in dysphagia will have to complete an additional intensive week. Core and specialist modules are taught during Year 1; research project and dissertation are the main focus in Year 2. Classes are timetabled to facilitate clinicians in employment and overseas students.

Programme Structure

The specialist strands offered:

  • Dysphagia
  • Acquired Communication Disorders
  • Child Language
  • Fluency
  • AAC

For the specialist module in Dysphagia, students may register for a one year Postgraduate Diploma in Dysphagia (see entry below). This course is similar to Year 1 of the M.Sc. course but students do not complete the research component, which leads to a dissertation. Core module courses offered include Research Methods and Statistics, Disability and Society, Ethics, Introduction to Analysis of Talk in Interaction Advanced Counselling and Evidence Based Practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Eligible candidates for the M.Sc course should hold at least an upper second class honors degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies or an equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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