Research course

Communication Disorders

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of English and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.
  • Sometimes applicants with other degrees are assessed at interview, and an appropriate reading programme prepared for them.
  • We welcome applications from experienced practitioners with non-traditional qualifications.

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700