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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Speech Difficulties

University of Sheffield

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
Duration
23750 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

This MSc develops your knowledge of the most up-to-date approaches and theoretical and clinical issues in the field of developmental speech and literacy difficulties.

Overview

This programme is for speech and language therapists and other graduates from the UK and Overseas who have a relevant undergraduate degree. It can be studied either part-time or full-time.

The programme is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based working with a range of clients with developmental speech, language and literacy difficulties. Client groups considered will include those with phonological impairment / disorder; childhood apraxia of speech / developmental verbal dyspraxia; dysarthria. There is a range of clinical observation opportunities with speech and language therapy clients (adults and children), made available through the Department of Human Communication Sciences.

The programme aims to develop:

  • knowledge of current research into spoken and written language development and difficulties across the lifespan
  • understanding of the impact of speech difficulties on school, home and social life, and later employment and relationships
  • knowledge of a range of technical and research methods used in the investigation of spoken and written language difficulties and evaluation of subsequent intervention programmes
  • knowledge of current assessments and interventions for children with speech, language and literacy difficulties
  • competency in quantitative and qualitative research design and methods in the social sciences

Programme Structure

Core modules

PGCert

  • Spoken and Written Language
  • Developing an Evidence-Base for Practice
  • Speech Difficulties 1: Nature and Investigation
  • Speech Difficulties II: Intervention and Management

Cleft Palate Pathway:

  • Assessing and analysing cleft palate speech
  • Intervention with cleft palate speech
  • Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
  • One additional core module

PGDip and MSc

  • Same four modules as for the PGCert (standard or cleft palate pathway)
  • Research Methods A
  • Research Methods B (optional for PGDip)
Optional modules

Examples of optional modules for PGDip and MSc levels only:

  • Communication Diversity and Difficulties
  • Methods in Clinical Linguistics
  • Cleft Palate (for standard pathway students)
  • Literacy: Difficulties and Intervention
  • MSc students also complete a dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline such as speech and language therapy/ pathology, linguistics, education, psychology or computer sciences. 

A background in phonetics is necessary for some modules and experience of working with clients with speech difficulties is an advantage.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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