Postgraduate courses in Acquired Communication Disorders: PG Certificate/ PG Diploma/ MSc
Study mode: Either Full Time OR Part Time by Distance Learning
Why choose Acquired Communication Disorders at Sheffield?
This programme is for speech and language therapists and other graduates from the UK and overseas who have a relevant undergraduate degree. The programme is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based working with a range of clients with acquired speech, language and communication difficulties. Client groups considered will include those with aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia and also the cognitive-communication impairments associated with dementia and traumatic brain injury. There is a range of clinical observation opportunities with speech and language therapy clients (adults and children), made available through the Department of Human Communication Sciences. With a strong research training component, the MSc provides an excellent foundation for later MPhil/PhD study. Students can begin with the PG Certificate and transfer to the PG Diploma or MSc.
Please note: this programme does NOT provide a professionally accredited qualification in speech and language therapy.
The course is offered on a full time or part time basis, over the full calendar year. Students can enrol on the PG Certificate (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits). Students may transfer from one course to the other in the summer of each year.
Aims and Objectives
The programme aims to develop:
For the Post-Graduate Certificate, students will take:
For the Post-Graduate Diploma: in addition to the above, students will also take:
For the MSc, in addition to the above, students will also undertake a dissertation
All modules are assessed by written work.
- Online course material
- Study block attendance with lectures, tutorials and practical workshops
4 study blocks of 2 or 3 days are held throughout the year. Attendance at study blocks is normally compulsory. However, students who are based out of the UK, or who have special circumstances, may be exempted.
Key teaching staff will include:
Professor Ray Wilkinson
Professor Sandra Whiteside
Dr Ruth Herbert
Dr Catherine Tattersall
And other staff members from The Department of Human Communication Sciences:
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Applicants will normally have a good BA or BSc degree (1st class, upper 2nd or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as Speech and Language Therapy/Pathology, Linguistics, Education, Psychology or Computer Sciences.
For students who do not have English as a first language, the English language requirement is an IELTS average score of 7 with no component less than 6, or the equivalent.
Fees and Funding
More information about fees is available here
Funding is available for employees of the NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber and East Midlands. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of how to obtain this funding or for information on other possible sources of funding.
Funding for international students. There are scholarships available for some nonUK, nonEU students who are studying either full-time or part-time masters programmes at Sheffield. For more information go to:
http://www.shef.ac.uk/international/enquiry/money/pg and look at information for your country.
Closing Date for applications
The course commences in mid-September of each year. Applications will usually be considered up until 31st July in each year.
How to apply
You can apply online here
For applicants with disabilities you can find a range of useful information at the University of Sheffield's Disability & Dyslexia Support Service.
For further information The Health and Care Professions Council produce a publication called Health, disability and becoming a health care professional.
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