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Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders MRes

Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Communication For And With People With Disabilities Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This multidisciplinary programme is aimed at professionals already working in child or adult services in health, education or social care in the UK and overseas who have an interest in developing research expertise and who have a motivation to carry out research in their workplace or a linked setting. Students will gain knowledge and skills in applied research related to the client groups with whom they work. Key topic areas include qualitative and quantitative methods related to communication disorders research, and planning, implementing and managing research. Students undertaking the MRes will conduct a supervised research project in their area of professional interest. The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching. Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create a vibrant and interactive environment, taking advantage of first-class resources. Academic staff in the division have a wide range of expertise in research methods and the management of people with communication disorders. Areas of expertise include: Acquired Aphasia Acquired Apraxia of Speech Augmentative and Alternative Communication Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with Complex Special Needs Deafness/Cochlear Implant Dysphagia Dyslexia Developmental Language Disorders Progressive Neurological Conditions Speech Disorders in Children Specific Language Impairment Stammering Written Language Difficulties. This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The ways in which clinicians and educationalists establish an holistic view of their clients/pupils and plan intervention accordingly has strong parallels with the ways in which causal models are constructed and tested. The module therefore aims to familiarise students with the approaches used in causal modelling of data. It will cover a range of regression approaches (Linear, Logistic, Log-linear, Multiple hierarchical) by exploring literature and examining the importance of the approaches for different circumstances. The ideas behind structural equation modelling will be explored and students will use examples from their own experiences to develop conceptual models. The course has a strong practical and literature-based foundation.

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

Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.