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Acquired Communication Disorders MSc/PG Certificate/ PG Diploma

Acquired Communication Disorders MSc/PG Certificate/ PG Diploma

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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Communication For And With People With Disabilities Speech Therapy Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc develops your knowledge of the most up-to-date approaches and theoretical and clinical issues in the field of acquired communication disorders.

Course description

This course is for speech and language therapists/pathologists, linguists, psychologists or others with a relevant background who have an interest in acquired communication disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria and the communication difficulties secondary to dementia or traumatic brain injury.

You'll develop your knowledge and skills of evidence-based practice so that you can effectively support people with acquired speech, language and communication difficulties.

The MSc will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the main theoretical and clinical issues and approaches in this field and the implications of these findings for clinical intervention.

Students will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Your career

Graduates continue to develop their career both within the NHS and the private sector, as well as going on to specialise as speech and language therapists. Some graduates have alternatively gone onto further PhD training in clinical research.


Dissertation/ Evaluation of Clinical Practice - Core
Acquired Speech Disorders - Core
Research Methods B - Core
Research Methods A - Core
Methods in Clinical Linguistics - Core
Developing an Evidence Base for Practice - Core
Acquired Language Disorders - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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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.