MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Language and Communication Impairment in Children (LACIC)
Department of Human Communication Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Develop your career with a postgraduate qualification from one of the UK's leading centres for research in this field.
We understand how important it is for you to keep developing and improving the service you provide. We also know how hard it can be, as a busy professional, to commit to a full-time course.
Our roster of flexible, online courses is constantly developing to stay in line with the demands of your job. Everything we teach is based on the very latest world-leading research.
About the course
This part-time course, delivered online, by distance learning, brings you up to date with the latest research in your field.
We'll show you how to make research part of your practice. And you'll learn skills that will help you collaborate more effectively with other professionals.
The course is for teachers, speech and language therapists, and other professionals working with children with special educational needs.
You'll develop your understanding of speech, language and communication and build on your existing skills.
The timetable is designed to fit around your work commitments and you will gain a specialist qualification without having to leave your current job. You only have to come to the University two or three times a year, at weekends. The rest of the course is taught online. You will have regular contact with your tutors via email.
Some of the world's leading researchers teach on the course. We also invite specialist guest lecturers to share their insight with our students. We have strong links with the NHS, special schools and specialist charities.
All students take modules in:
Optional modules for PGDip and MSc levels only
For Developmental Disorders, you can choose up to two specialist topics for further studies, such as:
MSc students also complete a dissertation.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Contact the department for the latest fee information for this course.
How we teach
We have a reputation for high-quality research in the field of human communication and its disorders. That research informs our teaching.
We have links with the NHS, special schools and specialist charities to ensure that what we teach you is in line with current developments in the field. We work with other departments across the University including the School of Education, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Computer Science and the School of English Language and Linguistics.
This course provides professional development training. Courses such as this one can also lead to careers in university teaching and research.
Criminal records disclosure
A UK criminal records disclosure from the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not a requirement for this course unless you want to take part in clinical observations. If you are unsure whether you need one, please contact the department for advice.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us: