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
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- 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)
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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences View 1217 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
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, 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.
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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