City, University of London

City, University of London

Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

This a flexible, professional programme for speech and language therapists, helping you enhance your career by developing your expertise on communication disorders and swallowing. The course is designed for qualified speech and language therapists, and it will help you extend your clinical knowledge and expertise, as well as develop new research skills in preparation for specialist clinical positions or further research. This MSc is also suitable for graduates from related disciplines, such as psychology or linguistics, who are aiming to pursue research careers in the field of communication disorders. This course is however not suitable for candidates wishing to enter the speech and language therapy profession. If you wish to qualify as an SLT, please apply to our Speech & Language Therapy Programme. The Speech, Language & Communication (Advanced Practice) MSc will help you: Think in new ways about disorders of language, communication and swallowing. Introduce you to new theoretical ideas and new approaches to clinical practice. Strengthen your knowledge of the evidence base for clinical work. Enhance your skills in critically appraising research evidence. Provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to begin independent research. Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied across different language and cultural contexts (making the programme highly suitable for home, EU or overseas students).

Entry requirements

MSc: To apply for this course, you should hold one of the following: A first or second-class honours degree, or the equivalent, from an international institution in an appropriate subject. The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. English Requirements: If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is required: IELTS: 7.0 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Course modules

To gain the MSc or a Postgraduate Diploma you will study two core modules, three discipline-specific modules (or related to communication or swallowing), and two elective modules which may be discipline-specific or generic. Most modules run in the Autumn and Spring terms. A typical 15-credit module involves between 25 and 30 hours of teaching, supplemented by extensive private study (at least eight hours a week). In order to gain the MSc you will undertake a research dissertation, in addition to the 7 taught modules. The dissertation involves up to one year of independent data collection and study, supported by a supervisor.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a variety of methods that may include: Essays Literature reviews Oral presentations Poster presentations Case studies Data analyses. You will be appraised in your ability to assess, critically interpret and apply the research literature, and in your academic writing and communication skills. Specific skills, such as statistical analysis, will be required by some module assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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