Taught course

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice

UCL - University College London · Psychology and Human Development

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, as well as either a professional qualification in teaching or speech and language therapy or at least two years' experience in an educational setting working with children with speech, language and communication needs. Applicants who do not meet the direct entry criteria may complete an extended personal statement in order to gauge suitability for Master's-level study. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Please see City University's website http://www.city.ac.uk for English language requirements for this programme.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of special educational needs in relation to children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and the relevant current legislation. It will enhance your knowledge of how children develop speech, language, literacy and numeracy, and broaden your awareness of the development and needs of children with SLCN.

The Department of Psychology and Human Development brings together staff with research and teaching interests that encompass psychological approaches to learning, development and teaching from early childhood to adulthood.

SENJIT (Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training) has more than 20 years experience nationally and internationally in supporting professionals and policy makers in education to contribute to better outcomes for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Centre undertakes research that supports the professional learning and knowledge exchange for educational professionals concerned with the learning and teaching of children and young people with SEND.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


This programme is delivered via mixed mode, including face.to-face evening and daytime sessions at UCL Institute of Education and/or City University, and online learning. It is assessed by coursework and a dissertation of 12,000 words.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214