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MSc PG Certificate PG Diploma

Acquired Communication Disorders

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.
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Course description

This course is for speech and language therapists/pathologists, linguists, psychologists or others with a relevant background who have an interest in acquired communication disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria and the communication difficulties secondary to dementia or traumatic brain injury.

The MSc will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the main theoretical and clinical issues and approaches in this field and the implications of these findings for clinical intervention.

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Modules

Core modules

PGCert

  • Acquired Language Disorders
  • Acquired Speech Disorders
  • Methods in Clinical Linguistics
  • Developing an Evidence Base for Practice

PGDip

  • Research Methods A
  • Research Methods B (or an optional module if not continuing to the MSc)
  • Two optional modules

MSc

  • Research Methods A
  • Research Methods B
  • Two optional modules
  • Dissertation/ Evaluation of Clinical Practice

Optional modules

Students on the PGDip and MSc also take optional modules, from a range offered both within the department and across other departments in the University.

Duration

MSc: 1 year full-time or 2/3 years part-time by distance learning
Postgraduate Diploma: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time by distance learning
Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year part-time by distance learning

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline such as speech and language therapy/ pathology, linguistics, education or psychology.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2405

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.