MSc/Diploma/Certificate Language and Communication Impairment in Children (LACIC)
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.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
This course is for teachers, speech and language therapists, and other professionals working with children with special educational needs. You’ll develop your understanding of speech, language and communication and build on your existing skills.
The course is delivered online, by distance learning, so you can gain a specialist qualification without having to leave your current job.
PGCert, PGDip and MSc:
PGDip and MSc:
Examples of optional modules for PGDip and MSc levels only:
For Communication Diversity and Difficulties, you can choose up to two specialist topics for assessment, such as:
MSc students also complete a dissertation.
We provide material online for weekly study across the full calendar year. There are two or three (optional) study weekends per year in Sheffield. Essential reading material is available electronically. Online activities support your study and build links with tutors and other students.
Modules are normally assessed by written assignments. MSc students are also assessed on their research dissertation.
For the PGCert/PGDip: a degree-level professional qualification, or a first degree, plus at least two years’ experience of working with children.
For the MSc: minimum 2:1 honours degree and two years’ relevant work experience with children.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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