Department of Human Communication Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
This course is designed for speech and language therapists, and other professionals with a special interest in communication difficulties. You can study part-time by distance learning or full-time.
- Spoken and Written Language
- Developing an Evidence-Base for Practice
- Speech Difficulties 1: Nature and Investigation
- Speech Difficulties II: Intervention and Management
Cleft Palate Pathway:
- Assessing and analysing cleft palate speech
- Intervention with cleft palate speech
- Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
- One additional core module
PGDip and MSc
- Same four modules as for the PGCert (standard or cleft palate pathway)
- Research Methods A
- Research Methods B (optional for PGDip)
Examples of optional modules for PGDip and MSc levels only:
- Communication Diversity and Difficulties
- Methods in Clinical Linguistics
- Cleft Palate (for standard pathway students)
- Literacy: Difficulties and Intervention
- MSc students also complete a dissertation
Part-time students study online via distance learning plus optional attendance at study blocks lasting 2-3 days. These take place at regular intervals throughout the academic year. Full-time students may also attend lectures, seminars and practical workshops offered in the department.
Each module is assessed by a written assignment.
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
At least a 2:1 degree 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 and experience of working with clients with speech difficulties is an advantage.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
My research investigates how children’s language and literacy develops and what happens when that process goes wrong. A particular interest is the impact of digital technology on development. My research and teaching constantly enrich each other.
Dr Jenny Thomson
Teaches on: PG Cert/Diploma/MSc Speech Difficulties; PG Cert/Diploma/MSc Language and Communication in Children
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.