Clinical Speech and Language Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    17185 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    8188 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #117 (WUR) ,
The aims of the course are to provide qualified speech and language therapists with opportunities to advance their academic knowledge and professional practice skills with specialist clinical populations.

About

This M.Sc. course takes place during twelve 5-day weeks spread over a 2 year period. Students who have not completed an introductory course in dysphagia will have to complete an additional intensive week. Core and specialist modules are taught during Year 1; research project and dissertation are the main focus in Year 2. Classes are timetabled to facilitate clinicians in employment and overseas students.

Programme Structure

The specialist strands offered:

  • Dysphagia
  • Acquired Communication Disorders
  • Child Language
  • Fluency
  • AAC

For the specialist module in Dysphagia, students may register for a one year Postgraduate Diploma in Dysphagia (see entry below). This course is similar to Year 1 of the M.Sc. course but students do not complete the research component, which leads to a dissertation. Core module courses offered include Research Methods and Statistics, Disability and Society, Ethics, Introduction to Analysis of Talk in Interaction Advanced Counselling and Evidence Based Practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Eligible candidates for the M.Sc course should hold at least an upper second class honors degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies or an equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17185 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17185 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8188 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8188 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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