Taught course

Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Studies)

City, University of London · Division of Language and Communication Science

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should hold one of the following:

  • A first or second-class honours degree, or the equivalent, from an international institution in an appropriate subject
  • The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a flexible, professional programme for speech and language therapists, helping you enhance your career by developing your expertise on communication disorders and swallowing.

The course is designed for qualified speech and language therapists, and it will help you extend your clinical knowledge and expertise, as well as develop new research skills in preparation for specialist clinical positions or further research.

This MSc is also suitable for graduates from related disciplines, such as psychology or linguistics, who are aiming to pursue research careers in the field of communication disorders.

This course is however not suitable for candidates wishing to enter the speech and language therapy profession. If you wish to qualify as an SLT, please apply to our MSc Speech and Language Therapy Programme.

The MSc in Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Studies) will:

  • Help you think in new ways about disorders of language, communication and swallowing
  • Introduce you to new theoretical ideas and new approaches to clinical practice
  • Strengthen your knowledge of the evidence base for clinical work
  • Enhance your skills in critically appraising research evidence
  • Provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to begin independent research
  • Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied across different language and cultural contexts (making the programme highly suitable for home, EU or international students)

Information for international students

English Requirements:
If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is required:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)20 7040 5790