This course is for speech and language therapists/pathologists, linguists, psychologists or others with a relevant background who have an interest in acquired communication disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria and the communication difficulties secondary to dementia or traumatic brain injury.
The MSc will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the main speech and language theoretical and clinical issues and approaches in this field and the implications of these findings for clinical intervention.
The course is offered on a full time or part time basis, over the full calendar year. Students can enrol on the PG Certificate (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits). Students may transfer from one course to the other in the summer of each year.Aims and Objectives
The programme aims to develop:
- an understanding of current research and recent clinical developments within acquired speech and language disorders including aphasia, dysarthria, and the communication difficulties associated with dementia and traumatic brain injury
- an understanding of both impairment-focused analytic approaches to these disorders including neuropsychological and psycho-linguistic perspectives, and functional approaches, including communicative, psychosocial and interactional perspectives
- knowledge of current intervention methods in the treatment of acquired communication disorders which draw on both impairment-focused and functionally-focused approaches
- competency in quantitative and qualitative research design and methods relevant to analysing and carrying out intervention for these speech and language disorders
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For the Post-Graduate Certificate, students will take:
- Acquired Language Disorders
- Acquired Speech Disorders
- Methods in Clinical Linguistics
- Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
For the Post-Graduate Diploma: in addition to the above, students will also take:
- Research Methods A
- Research Methods B (for MSc students and for PG Dip students wishing to progress to the MSc)
- and two option modules
For the MSc, in addition to the above, students will also undertake a dissertation
- 12 months
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline such as speech and language therapy/ pathology, linguistics, education or psychology.
International23750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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