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Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools (Advanced Practice) MSc

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools (Advanced Practice) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Speech Therapy Special Education Learning Issues Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will develop high-level knowledge and analytical skills, share your professional experience and access current research in your field, on an MSc that brings together speech and language therapists, teachers and other graduate school-based practitioners.

Who is it for?

This course is for school-based professionals who provide support for children with speech, language and communication needs.

Jointly run by City, University of London and UCL Institute of Education, this MSc is a unique collaboration between international leaders in research and professional practice. It brings together speech and language therapists, teachers and other graduate school-based practitioners for collaborative study.

You will gain high-level knowledge and analytical skills, along with the opportunity to share your professional experience and perspectives, while accessing current research in your field. Participating in this programme will help you raise your profile as a specialist and leader in speech, language and communication needs in the school setting.

Objectives:

  • The Speech, Language & Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice MSc will help you:
  • Understand and critically reflect on research and professional practice across both education and health.
  • Develop high-level knowledge of educational contexts and children’s language, social, emotional and behavioural development and needs.
  • Enhance your understanding of research methods and research skills.
  • Complete a research project in a chosen area under expert supervision.
  • Enjoy stimulation and fresh thinking in a community of fellow students, practitioners and research experts.
  • Increase your credentials as a specialist and leader in your field.
  • Improve prospects for higher-grade specialist and managerial posts.

Teaching and learning:

You will learn in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere, which encourages participation and the exchange of ideas. Modules are facilitated by experienced clinicians, teachers and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive methods.

Some modules take place in large groups supplemented by small-group discussion or laboratory sessions that provide hands-on experience of statistical analyses.

Specialist modules take place in small groups combining lecturing with student-led discussion and workshop activities, often drawing on participants' professional experiences.

Moodle, the virtual learning environment at both institutions, provides an online platform for sharing module information and interactive learning. These methods support and are supported by self-directed study.

Career prospects:

As an MSc graduate, this qualification will raise your profile as a specialist and leader in speech, language and communication needs in the school setting. It is an advantage for teachers and clinicians seeking higher-grade specialist and managerial posts.

Graduates are also eligible to apply for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) and some research posts.

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Foundation of research methods and applied data analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Concepts and contexts of special and inclusive education (30 Credits) - Core
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development (30 Credits) - Core
Language Learning and Development (15 Credits) - Core
Research Dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,830

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualification and either: a professional qualification in teaching or Speech and Language Therapy or at least two years' experience in an educational setting working with children with speech, language and communication needs.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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