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MPhil Speech and Language Therapy

MPhil Speech and Language Therapy

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 3 years | 06-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Speech Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Our MPhil in Speech and Language Therapy offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research in a variety of health and organisational contexts. Whatever your specific research interests we are likely to have a supervisor with the experience to support you in this process. You will be offered opportunities to access our master’s level research methods modules to provide a sound foundation of specific research knowledge and skills. In addition, you will have access to the University’s Proficio research training scheme which allows you to choose training programmes that meet the requirements of your own research topics and methodologies.

This MPhil is offered on a 2 year full-time or 4-year part-time basis, plus up to one year of completion. Some people choose to do an MPhil before applying to undertake a PhD to develop their research skills and knowledge and to demonstrate their self-discipline and time management skills to potential supervisors or funders.


Within our School of Health and Social Care, the length of time taken to complete your research degree is dependent upon the programme on which you are registered.

We offer several different research degrees meaning that your yearly timetable is agreed on an individual basis with your supervisor at the start of your programme of study.

Your future

We currently have graduates working in both clinical and management positions in local trusts, hospitals, and care organisations, as well as in local and county councils.


You undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice. Dissertation workshops are held throughout the academic year which will help you to select a topic for your dissertation and provide guidance on writing up your research.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You will need a masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a health science or a social science. Alternatively you will need to evidence advanced research skills developed through an alternative route. A well developed research proposal is also essential.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more