University of Manchester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Communication Disorders (Research)

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Course summary

Our PhD/MPhil Communication Disorders programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Communication Disorders. Communication disorders research is based in the world leading Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing (HCHD) providing an exciting and rewarding experience. We have particular research strengths in the areas of developmental language disorders (DLD) and social communication and pragmatics intervention , as well as further interests and collaborations on associated factors such as literacy and memory as well as bilingualism. Postgraduate research study is personalised; flexibility is allowed for the research to evolve and investigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work. This is complemented by a training structure that provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones. The project will usually be outlined by an applicant seeking to work within a particular research area with a focused plan of research in mind, usually shared and discussed with the potential main supervisor. Alternatively, the project will be part of a research programme and such projects are usually outlined by the academic supervisor offering the study. It is important to note that a PhD in Communication Disorders is not a clinical qualification. Instead, it offers opportunity for in-depth study of a particular research question or set of questions.

Course details


How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

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Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

UK students (per annum): Standard TBA, Low £4,750, Medium £8,500, High £11,000 International, including EU, students (per annum): Standard £12,750, Low £13,250?, Medium £16,750, High £19,250
Communication Disorders at University of Manchester - UCAS