Speech Difficulties at University of Sheffield - UCAS

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

This MSc develops your knowledge of the most up-to-date approaches and theoretical and clinical issues in the field of developmental speech and literacy difficulties. Course description This course is designed for speech and language therapists/pathologists, linguists, psychologists and other professionals with a relevant background and special interest in Speech Sound Disorders and their link to literacy difficulties. You can study part-time by distance learning or full-time. You’ll develop your knowledge and skills of evidence-based practice so that you can effectively support people with developmental speech and literacy difficulties. You'll explore conditions such as phonological impairment or disorder, childhood apraxia of speech/developmental verbal dyspraxia and speech difficulties associated with cleft palate. 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. What will you learn? On this course you’ll develop your:

  • knowledge of current research into spoken and written language development and difficulties
  • understanding of the impact of Speech Sound Disorders on an individual in terms of school, home and social life, as well as employment and relationships
  • knowledge of a range of technical and research methods used in the investigation of speech and literacy difficulties and evaluation of subsequent intervention programmes
  • knowledge of current assessments and interventions for children with speech and literacy difficulties
  • competency in quantitative and qualitative research design and methods relevant to analysing and carrying out intervention for these disorders
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Assessment method

Each module is assessed by a written assignment.

How to apply

International applicants

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline such as speech and language therapy/ pathology, linguistics, education, psychology or computer sciences. A background in phonetics is necessary for some modules and experience of working with clients with speech difficulties is an advantage. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Speech Difficulties at University of Sheffield - UCAS