Research course

Communication Disorders

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of English and Language Sciences

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Entry requirements

This MRes is aimed at speech and language therapists in clinical practice or other professionals involved in communication (e.g. teachers/occupational therapists/social workers & psychologists). A degree in any of these or related areas will be considered, preferably 2:1 and above.

Applicants should submit a project proposal (500 words).

Months of entry


Course content

Our unique MRes in Communication Disorders is designed for skilled practitioners already working in health, education or social care, who wish to develop their interest and expertise in research, to become confident evidence-based practitioners.

This programme will be of interest to clinical/educational colleagues who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of communication disorders in different contexts for example, children with developmental speech and language disorders. It will also be of interest to practitioners working with adults with communication disorders, for example, within the justice system, or as a consequence of dementia or following a stroke.

The current SLT team includes experts in:

  • developmental speech sound disorders;
  • motor speech disorders;
  • Augmentativeand Alternative Communication;
  • transgender voice;
  • voice disorders;
  • acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia;
  • dysphagia;
  • aphasia;
  • bilingualism;
  • literacy;
  • learning disabilities; and
  • both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies,

Therefore can accommodate colleagues with interests in these areas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This is a project based programme. Delivery will combine e-learning, independent study and face-to-face contact, at agreed time points with the project supervisor.

Course contact details

Lynsey Parrott
01752 636700Ext: 5644