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Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Linguistics Communication Skills Speech Therapy Caring Skills Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Who is it for?

This course is designed for qualified speech and language therapists. It will help you extend your clinical knowledge and expertise, and develop new research skills in preparation for specialist clinical positions or further research.

This MSc is also suitable for graduates from related disciplines, such as psychology or linguistics, who are aiming to pursue research careers in the field of communication disorders.

This course is not suitable for candidates wishing to enter the speech and language therapy profession. If you wish to qualify as an SLT, please apply to our Speech & Language Therapy Programme.


The MSc in Speech, Language & Communication (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) will:

  • Help you think in new ways about disorders of language, communication and swallowing
  • Introduce you to new theoretical ideas and new approaches to clinical practice
  • Strengthen your knowledge of the evidence base for clinical work
  • Enhance your skills in critically appraising research evidence
  • Provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to begin independent research
  • Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied across different language and cultural contexts (making the programme highly suitable for home, EU or overseas students)

Career prospects:

This course is for qualified speech and language therapists who are aiming to enhance their careers. The MSc award will qualify you for posts in the UK and abroad which require a Masters degree, such as specialist clinical positions or research posts.

The course is ideal for other graduates seeking a research career in the field of communication disorders.

Past graduates have progressed into senior clinical roles, doctoral study and research positions.

Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 3 years | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date



This module provides a critical approach to advanced practice issues across health and social contexts. Through a critical exploration of live, practice, political and service issues, the module aims to enhance confidence and capability to work at an advanced level within your discipline specific field of expertise. This means being able to measure, monitor and evaluate service led innovation, integrate contemporary health and social trends as a transformational leader, all of which are central to advancing the health and social care experience, quality care delivery and service reform agendas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a first or second class honours degree, or the equivalent, from an international institution in an appropriate subject. The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

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