Human Communication Sciences postgraduate taught courses
The range of masters courses that we offer includes options for full-time study, part-time study and distance learning. Whether you want to be a full-time student, or whether you want to fit your studies around your day job, we’ll have the right option to suit you.
Postgraduate taught courses
Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some courses in the 2020-21 academic year.
These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course.
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By studying our MMedSci Speech and Language therapy course, you will become a qualified speech and language therapist.
If you're studying MMedSci Speech and Language Therapy, you could be eligible for funding from the NHS.
Our other postgraduate taught courses (listed below) are designed for the professional and personal development of people who already have a degree in a relevant field and wish to develop their skills further. These courses do not lead to a becoming a qualified speech and language therapist.
Learn from some of the best
We pride ourselves on the high quality of our teaching. We have strong links between theory and practice, with active researchers teaching on our courses. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 100% of our research impact was deemed to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, so you’d be learning from experts on the international stage.
Gain practical experience in our on-site clinic
Having an active communication clinic on-site gives you the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience during your masters degree. The clinic’s observation and treatment rooms give our students opportunities to work with people who have communication difficulties, undertake placements and conduct research projects.
A supportive community
Studying with us gives you the opportunity to meet a range of people at different stages throughout their education and professional career. This gives you the chance to learn from and support others in ways that benefit your own understanding and development.
As a student, you’ll be encouraged to be involved in many aspects of how your course is run. Student representatives contribute to consultations and decision making. Students also run the Human Communication Sciences Society, organising fundraisers, volunteering opportunities and social activities.
Support for online distance learners
Some of our courses can be studied via online distance learning, meaning that you would spend less time physically on campus compared to full-time students. As a distance learner, you’d benefit from a range of online learning materials, delivered via our virtual learning environment.
These resources include readings, activities, webbased material, and virtual seminars. Distance learners will still have the opportunity to visit us and enjoy our learning environment, as we provide a range of study blocks/weekends for you to attend.
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A masters from Sheffield means in-depth knowledge, advanced skills and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.