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Acquired Communication Disorders, MSc

University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom

University of Sheffield

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScFull-time, Part-time, Distance1 - 3 yearfind outGBP 10710 per yearGBP 29700 per year
PG DiplomaFull-time, Part-time, Distance1 - 2 yearfind outGBP 10710 per yearGBP 29700 per year
PG CertificatePart-time, Distance1 - 2 yearfind outGBP 10710 per yearGBP 29700 per year

About Acquired Communication Disorders, MSc - at University of Sheffield

This course focuses on speech, language and communication difficulties associated with conditions such as aphasia, dysarthria, dementia and traumatic brain injury. It is taught both online, by distance learning, and via face to face lectures These are delivered in one and two-day study blocks and also available to access virtually. Students can attend in person or access learning online.

The course is designed to give you specialist knowledge and skills to support people with acquired speech, language and communication difficulties.

You will explore the latest research into acquired communication disorders, the most up-to-date assessment methods and interventions, and how to use evidence to inform your practice. You will cover impairment-focussed approaches to analysing acquired communication disorders, and topics in neuropsychology and psycholinguistics, as well as functional approaches and the influence of social factors.

The course is aimed at speech and language therapists or pathologists, as well as linguists, psychologists and other related professionals, such as those working with adults with acquired disorders. Alongside our full-time study options, we offer a range of part-time options so you can fit your studies around your other commitments.

Students on the PGDip and MSc programmes study a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, so they can keep up-to-date with the latest findings and use this to inform their practice. MSc students apply these skills to their own research project, which includes designing experiments, analysing data and reporting results.

This course does not lead to a qualification to practise as a speech and language therapist or pathologist.

Notes about fees for this course

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you're studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study. Use Sheffield's fee calculator or contact the Student Fees team to check.

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject, eg speech and language therapy/pathology, linguistics, education or psychology

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept

Pathway programme for international students

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Sheffield International College . This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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