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Clinical Linguistics and Evidence Based Practice (Research) MSc, PGDip

Clinical Linguistics and Evidence Based Practice (Research) MSc, PGDip

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 20-SEP-21

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Linguistics

Course type


Course Summary

Our course provides a foundation in research methodology and evidence based practice in a flexible format. You can develop your own area of interest in a research or Evidence Based Practice (EBP) framework. It forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.

This course is intended for graduates in clinical linguistics, psychology, speech and language therapy or a related discipline with an interest in research in speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders.

The course will cover:

social science theory, approaches and research methods
research methods in the discipline appropriate to your planned dissertation project and future doctoral research
advanced scholarship and practice in areas within that discipline as well as an awareness of current research
design and implementation of an original investigation including statistical and/or qualitative analyses and interpretation of findings
development of communication skills appropriate to sharing the findings of a clinical investigation with a professional audience through a conference presentation and manuscript suitable for submission to a scientific journal.

Students can also exit with PGDip Award.


This module aims to develop students? critical appraisal skills to an advanced level in their own area of specialism as well as the broader discipline of speech and language sciences. This module builds on students? critical appraisal skills introduced in SPE8097 and further developed in SPE8300 and continues to build on their knowledge of the literature in the student?s own area of specialisation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area, such as: linguistics; psychology; speech and language pathology. This course is only available to those applying for a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The course forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the North East Doctoral Training Centre. To start the course your application for ESRC funding must be successful. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or relevant professional experience in speech and language therapy.