Language and Communication Impairment in Children

University of Sheffield

M.Sc. Online
24 months
2833 GBP/year
2833 GBP/year
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Language and Communication Impairment in Children degree offered at University of Sheffield is for teachers, speech and language therapists, and other professionals working with children with special educational needs. 


Course description

Language and Communication Impairment in Children degree offered at University of Sheffield will help you  develop your understanding of speech, language and communication and build on your existing skills.

The course is delivered online, by distance learning, so you can gain a specialist qualification without having to leave your current job.


We provide material online for weekly study across the full calendar year. There are two or three (optional) study weekends per year in Sheffield.

Essential reading material is available electronically. Online activities support your study and build links with tutors and other students.


Modules are normally assessed by written assignments.

MSc students are also assessed on their research dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Children’s Learning
  • Language and Communication
  • Spoken and Written Language
  • Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
  • Research Methods A
  • Research Methods B (optional for PGDip)
  • Case Study
  • Research Methods B
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Language and Behaviour
  • Language and Environment
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Dysfluency
  • Dyslexia
  • Multilingual Contexts
  • Early Years
  • Adolescence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For the MSc: Minimum 2:1 honours degree and two years’ relevant work experience with children.
  • For the PGCert/PGDip: A degree-level professional qualification, or a first degree, plus at least two years’ experience of working with children.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2833 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2833 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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Language and Communication Impairment in Children
University of Sheffield