University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Speech Difficulties

Develop your knowledge and skills of working with clients with developmental speech and literacy difficulties. This course is designed for speech and language therapists, and other professionals with a special interest in communication difficulties. You can study part-time by distance learning or full-time.

Entry requirements

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. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

PgCert

Spoken and Written Language; Developing an Evidence-Based Practice; Speech Difficulties I: nature and investigation; Speech Difficulties II: intervention and management.

PgDip

Spoken and Written Language; Developing an Evidence-Based Practice; Speech Difficulties I: nature and investigation; Speech Difficulties II: intervention and management; Research Methods; Two option modules. Examples of optional modules

Developmental Language and Communication Disorders (single or double option); Special Topics in Human Communication Sciences (two option modules); Cleft Palate (single or double option); Methods in Clinical Linguistics; Acquired Language Disorders; Acquired Speech Disorders.

MSc

Spoken and Written Language; Developing an Evidence-Based Practice; Speech Difficulties I: nature and investigation; Speech Difficulties II: intervention and management; Spoken and Written Language; Developmental Speech Difficulties: Nature and Investigation; Developmental Speech Difficulties: Intervention and Management; Developing an Evidence Base for Practice; Research Methods; Two optional modules; Research Dissertation. Examples of optional modules

Developmental Language and Communication Disorders (single or double option); Special Topics in Human Communication Sciences (two option modules); Cleft Palate (single or double option); Methods in Clinical Linguistics; Acquired Language Disorders; Acquired Speech Disorders.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by a written assignment. Master's students are also assessed on their research dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,470 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,470 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,610 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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