Research course

Communication Disorders

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Communication Disorders programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Communication Disorders.

Communication disorders research is based in the world leading Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing (HCHD) providing an exciting and rewarding experience. We have particular research strengths in the areas of developmental language disorders (DLD) and social communication and pragmatics intervention , as well as further interests and collaborations on associated factors such as literacy and memory as well as bilingualism.

Postgraduate research study is personalised; flexibility is allowed for the research to evolve and investigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work. This is complemented by a training structure that provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones.

The project will usually be outlined by an applicant seeking to work within a particular research area with a focused plan of research in mind, usually shared and discussed with the potential main supervisor.

Alternatively, the project will be part of a research programme and such projects are usually outlined by the academic supervisor offering the study.

It is important to note that a PhD in Communication Disorders is not a clinical qualification. Instead, it offers opportunity for in-depth study of a particular research question or set of questions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608