Postgraduate courses in Cleft and Speech: PG Diploma / MSc
This course will not be accepting new applicants after 2016-17. If you are interested in studying Cleft and Speech from September 2017 onwards, two cleft palate modules will be available that can be studied as stand-alone modules, or combined with two other modules from our Speech Difficulties programme for completion of a PG Certificate in Speech Difficulties (changes subject to final Faculty approval). For more details please contact our admissions secretary to be kept updated (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Study mode: Either Full Time OR Part Time by Distance Learning
Why choose the Cleft and Speech course at Sheffield?
The CLASP postgraduate programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. It was launched in September 2006 on the basis of the successful Post-Graduate Certificate in Cleft Palate Studies and the demand for further modules in developmental speech difficulties. The programme gives comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the impact of cleft and speech difficulties on an individual across the lifespan. Client groups considered will include those with cleft palate; phonological impairment / disorder; childhood apraxia of speech / developmental verbal dyspraxia; dysarthria. The MSc CLASP is a multi-disciplinary programme, taught by experts in the fields of speech and language therapy, phonetics and linguistics, psychology, education, and computer sciences.
Students can begin with the PG Certificate in Cleft Palate Studies and transfer to the PG Diploma or MSc.
The course is offered on a full time or part time basis, over the full calendar year.
Aims and Objectives
PG Diploma / MSc
- Cleft Palate: Speech Production and Multidisciplinary Care
- Cleft Palate: Speech Assessment
- Cleft Palate: Intervention & Service Provision
- Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
- Speech Difficulties 1 : Nature and Investigation
- Speech Difficulties 2 : Intervention & Management
- Research Methods A
- Research Methods B or Option Module
MSc students, in addition:
All modules are assessed by written work.
- Online course material
- Study block attendance with lectures, tutorials and practical workshops
6 Study blocks of between 2 and 3 days are held over the course of 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 able to be exempted.
What our students say about our courses.
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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. A background in phonetics is necessary for some modules.
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
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Funding is available for employees of the NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber and East Midlands. Please contact email@example.com 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
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