Human Communication, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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  • English (take IELTS)
This modular MSc offers a flexible course of study designed to: develop advanced specialist knowledge in the areas of speech and language therapy, language and communication, and deafness develop high level theoretical and research skillsbe, meet the needs of busy professionals.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The course provides flexible study for speech and language therapists and other professionals and students with a special interest in speech, language and communication.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching Modules are run by experienced clinicians and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods.

Assessment Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including essays, poster presentations, case studies, and data analyses.

Career Prospects Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade senior speech and language therapy posts, and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.

Programme Structure

Course Content

You will gain up-to-date and advanced knowledge in specific clinical areas and related subjects, as well as high-level theoretical and research skills.

The course is designed to be relevant to clinical practice and to meet the needs of busy professionals.

Who should apply?

This course is suitable for:

  • Speech and language therapists
  • School teachers
  • Those with an interest in speech, language and communication
  • We welcome applicants from the UK and overseas.
Course Structure

Core modules:

  • Research design and statistics A and B (compulsory for the MSc).
Optional modules:
  • Acquired language impairment
  • Case-based clinical management
  • Clinical management
  • Cognitive communication impairments
  • Developmental language impairment
  • Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Habilitative audiology
  • Identity, inclusion and living with disability
  • Language learning and development
  • Speech acoustics and speech perception.
NoteAvailability of modules is occasionally subject to change.

When you have successfully completed eight taught modules, including the modules in research design and statistics, plus a research dissertation, you will be awarded a Masters degree qualification.

Complete eight taught modules and you will qualify for a postgraduate diploma.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements


The normal entrance requirement is a first- or second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject. The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is also accepted.

Clinical module

Attendance on this module requires:

  • current relevant specialist employment
  • two years´ post-qualification experience

ACS in Speech and Language Therapy with Deaf People

Prerequisites for this ACS are:

  • successful completion of CACDP Stage I
  • attendance on two short courses, Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy with Deaf People I and II.

English language requirement

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) is required:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL (internet based):
    250 (Computer Test)
    600 (Paper Test)
    100 (Internet Test)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14812 International
  • EUR 6180 EU/EEA

* Full Time EU: £5, 360 * Part Time EU: £2,680 * Full Time Non EU: £12,840 * Part Time Non EU: £6,420


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