City, University of London

City, University of London

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools (Advanced Practice)

This MSc is for teachers, speech and language therapists and other graduates experienced in working with children with speech, language and communication needs in schools, from the UK and overseas. This MSc is jointly run by City, University of London and UCL Institute of Education. It brings together speech and language therapists, teachers and other graduate school-based practitioners for collaborative study. The programme is designed to enable students to: Understand and critically reflect on research and professional practice across both education and health; Develop high level knowledge of educational contexts and children's language, social, emotional and behavioural development and needs; Enhance students' understanding of research methods and skills; Complete a research project in a chosen area under expert supervision; Enjoy stimulation and fresh thinking in a community of fellow students, practitioners and research experts; and Gain recognition as a specialist in a field.

Course modules

At City: Core modules - Language Learning and Development (15 credits); and Foundations of Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (15 credits). At UCL IOE: Core modules - Concepts and Contexts of Special and Inclusive Education (30 credits); and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development in Children with Specific Speech, Language and Communication Needs (30 credits). At City: Elective modules - Cognitive Communication Impairments (15 credits); Developmental Language Impairment (15 credits); Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking (15 credits); Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Early Identification and Assessment (15 credits); Promoting Child and Adolescent Psychological Development (15 credits). At UCL IOE: Elective modules - Literacy Development (30 credits); Reading and Spelling Difficulties (30 credits); Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) (30 credits); Autism: Research and Practice (30 credits); Psychology for Special Needs (30 credits); Inclusive Pedagogy (30 credits); Literacy Practice in Writing and Comprehension (30 credits).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments that may include essays, literature reviews, oral presentations, poster presentations, case studies, and data analyses. Assessments often require critical evaluation of the research on key issues; selective application of theory and research to a particular setting, group or individual in the student's experience; understanding of research methods; and skills in statistical analysis. The MSc programme comprises: four core modules; either one elective module worth 30 credits or two elective modules each worth 15 credits; a research dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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