Research course

Speech and Language Sciences

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in relevant subjects.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

As a postgraduate researcher in Speech and Language Sciences you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field.

We offer expert supervision in the following research areas:

  • links between the production and perception of speech
  • monolingual/bilingual speech and language development in children for a range of language(s), particularly Arabic
  • early years policy with a focus on language and communication
  • relation of socio-economic factors to language development
  • assessment, diagnosis and intervention for speech, language and communication impairment, including: primary speech and language impairment in children (including specific language impairment); verb and sentence processing deficits in people with aphasia; memory disorders following stroke; effectiveness of interventions for speech and language impairments; the psycholinguistics of word production; computational modelling of word retrieval

Our website provides further information on research areas. Our supervisors' current research interests, projects and publications are available from our staff profiles. The majority of our staff have hands-on professional experience in speech and language therapy, teaching, or English language teaching prior to entering academia.

We advise that you contact Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, or a member of our staff as a potential supervisor before applying. You will be asked to submit a short research proposal (1000 words max).

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 10 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
pgrecls@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7390