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University of Dundee

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (MSc)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication refers to strategies and techniques used by individuals who experience difficulties with communication because they have little or no functional speech. This course offers a unique approach to the study and development of AAC solutions because of our emphasis on multi-disciplinary teamwork. The aims of this course are to provide individuals with a psychology, computing, industry or clinical care background with a better understanding of the latest developments in: 1) the psychology of the development of language and communication; 2) the design ethnography of AAC solutions; 3) the engineering of AAC solutions; and 4) the effective evaluation of AAC solutions on an individual and group basis. All applications should be received by 31st August 2016

Entry requirements

You should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class (normally upper second class) honours degree in Psychology, or a relevant area such as Computing, Engineering, Education or Speech & Language Therapy. We also welcome applications from applicants with relevant AAC experience. All applicants will be assessed and approved by the Course Director and the MSc Board of Studies.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01382 383838