M.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR459 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR459 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • French ( Find a course )
| Geneva, Switzerland
The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists.

Description

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The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research.

The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate.

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters.

This Master’s programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR459 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR459 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Courses: Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc.
  • Clinical training: Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc.
  • Electives
  • Research training: Research symposium, Dissertation

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.

Requirements

  • Admission is merit-based
  • Bachelor in Psychology, or an equivalent degree with a prerequisite: including introductory courses on language and education sciences and various psycholinguistics and audiophonology courses.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor of Education or Language Sciences/Linguistics with 30 ECTS in psychology or cognitive sciences are also eligible for admission, provided that they have obtained, or are pursuing, complementary certificates; i.e. the psychology of speech and language therapy (60 ECTS credits) or psycholinguistics (30 ECTS credits). Applicants may receive advanced standing for up to one third of the certificate courses depending on their prior studies and experience.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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