Gain an in-depth knowledge of the impact of cleft palate and speech difficulties on an individual across the lifespan. This course is for speech and language therapists and others who want to develop a specialism.
You’ll develop your understanding of current research into the nature of speech development and difficulties as a basis for further specialism and postgraduate study.
Your masters will give you the skills and knowledge to make a difference. Our MMedSci course provides the necessary training to meet the requirements of the UK Health and Care Professions Council which is the accreditation body for UK speech and language therapy. Our other courses provide professional development training. They can also lead to careers in university teaching and research.
How we teach
We have a reputation for high quality research in the field of human communication and its disorders. That research informs our teaching. We offer professional training for students who are considering speech and language therapy as a career. If you’re interested in a research career, we can prepare you for a PhD.
We also run professional development courses for students already working in the field, so you can study alongside your current job. We have links with the NHS, special schools and specialist charities to ensure that what we teach you is in line with current developments in the field.
We work with other departments across the University including the School of Education, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Computer Science and the School of English Language and Linguistics.
Cleft Palate: speech production and multidisciplinary care; Cleft Palate: speech assessment; Cleft Palate: intervention and service provision; Developing an Evidence Base for Practice; Speech Difficulties I: assessment; Speech Difficulties II: intervention; Research Methods.
Cleft Palate: speech production and multidisciplinary care; Cleft Palate: speech assessment; Cleft Palate: intervention and service provision; Developing an Evidence Base for practice; Speech Difficulties 1: assessment; Speech Difficulties II: intervention; Research Methods; Dissertation.
The course is taught by a combination of online material and intensive study blocks, each lasting two to three days. These take place at regular intervals throughout the academic year between October and May.
Part-time students study online via distance learning plus optional attendance at study blocks. Full-time students may also attend lectures, seminars and practical workshops offered in the department.
Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
No. of awards TBC
The University of Sheffield is offering a number of Postgraduate Taught Scholarships to self funded full and part time students who are liable to pay fees at the home rate and starting their studies in 2014. You do not need to wait for your undergraduate degree classification to apply for a scholarship.This is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative aimed at removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups such as those from low income backgrounds and who wouldn’t ordinarily consider going onto postgraduate study for reasons such as access to finance, have caring responsibilities or who come from areas where it is not usual to go to university at all. The University welcomes applications from recent graduates and students who graduated several years ago. Each applicant will be considered for all awards that are applicable but will only be eligible to receive one. EligibilityThe Faulty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health has a number of Scholarships available. We’re offering postgraduate scholarships of up to £10,000 for UK and EU students starting masters courses in 2014. If you’re eligible, you could take your masters at Sheffield for FREE.The deadline for applications is 6th June 2014.Benefactors Scholarships20 awards each worth £7,500 available to University of Sheffield graduatesIf you’re a current Sheffield student or a graduate of the University, and you received a maintenance grant for your undergraduate degree, you can apply. These scholarships aren’t course-specific. All taught postgraduate courses are eligible. The money can be used towards tuition fees and living costs.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to 10,000
Applicants must meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria: - Entered University from a Care background. - Carer for an ill or disabled family member. - Have been in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance. - Were in receipt of a Maintenance Grant whilst an undergraduate. - Come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. For more information about your postcode IMD NB. this information only covers England and the postcode we will use is that of your home address in your last year of school or college.
At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline such as speech and language therapy/pathology, linguistics, psychology or computer sciences. A knowledge of phonetics is necessary for some modules. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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