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Communication Disorders, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The unique MRes in Communication Disorders offered by Plymouth Marjon University is designed for skilled practitioners already working in health, education or social care, who wish to develop their interest and expertise in research, to become confident evidence-based practitioners.


Course Overview 

This Communication Disorders programme at Plymouth Marjon University will be of interest to clinical/educational colleagues who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of communication disorders in different contexts for example, children with developmental speech and language disorders. It will also be of interest to practitioners working with adults with communication disorders, for example, within the justice system, or as a consequence of dementia or following a stroke.

The current SLT team includes experts in developmental speech sound disorders; motor speech disorders; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; transgender voice; voice disorders; acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia; dysphagia; aphasia; bilingualism; literacy;  learning disabilities and qualitative research methodologies, and therefore can accommodate colleagues with interests in these areas.

What might you become?

Development of specialist knowledge with the potential to support others in your profession. This will provide an excellent CPD opportunity and/or a good foundation for further research, for example, a PhD; research advisor for your specific profession; developing as an academic in Higher Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on the Research Process
  • Interdisciplinary Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Disciplinary Specific Research Methods
  • Contemporary Contextual Issues
  • Masters Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • This MRes is aimed at speech and language therapists in clinical practice or other professionals involved in communication e.g. teachers, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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