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Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

City University London
Course summary
1-2 years
7,854 GBP
Full time/part time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Schools: Advanced Practice MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate - a City University degree programme

This unique course is offered jointly by City University London and the Institute of Education, focuses on support for children with speech, language and communication needs in schools from the perspective of the key professions involved. This exciting programme provides language support in school-settings and concepts which cover theories in cutting-edge research and scientific evidence. Important takeaways from the programme will be developing credentials in school language support across work setting and countries.

The MSc provides training in language therapy, speech and communication essentials across schools in UK and overseas.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold:

  • A first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualification

and 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 studying at Masters level. In exceptional circumstances they may be invited for an interview with the programme leader.

Applicants for admission may in addition be required to pass an approved English language test at a specified level and other tests prescribed by the Institute as a condition of registration for the degree. The normal level of pass required in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be 7.0 overall, with a score no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. The normal level of pass required in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be 650 in the paper-based test or 280 in the computerised test or 114-115 in the internet-based test.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful completion of the MSc is an advantage in applying for higher grade specialist and managerial posts and for specialisation in the area of special education needs. Graduates are also eligible to apply for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) and for some research posts.

Training Course Content

You will gain up-to-date and advanced knowledge in specific clinical areas, education and related subjects, along with high-level theoretical and research skills from both City University London and the Institute of Education.

You will have the opportunity to learn with other speech and language therapists and teachers and actively experience collaborative working.

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core modules:

  • Concepts and contexts of special and inclusive education
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  • Social, emotional and behavioural development in children with specific speech, language and communication needs
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  • Language learning and development
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  • Foundation of research methods and applied data analysis
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Elective modules include:

  • Acquired language impairment
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  • Cognitive communication impairments
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  • Developmental language impairment
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  • Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking
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  • Habilitative audiology
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  • Identity, inclusion and living with disability
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  • Literacy
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  • Speech acoustics and speech perception
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  • Reading and spelling difficulties
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  • Understanding specific learning difficulties (dyslexia)
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You may also choose other Masters level modules offered at the School of Health Sciences and at the Institute of Education, with the approval of the Programme Leaders.

When you have successfully completed the six taught modules (four core and two optional) plus your dissertation, you will qualify for a full Masters degree.

Complete six taught modules and qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, or four taught core modules and qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate.

Discover more School of Health Sciences CPPD modules.

Modules are facilitated by experienced clinicians, teachers and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive methods. Some modules take place in large groups supplemented by small group discussion or laboratory sessions that provide hands-on experience of statistical analyses. Specialist modules take place in small groups combining lecturing with student-led discussion and workshop activities often drawing on participants' professional experiences. Moodle, the virtual learning environment at both institutions, provides an online platform for sharing module information and interactive learning. These methods support and are supported by self-directed study.

Expenses

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £7,854 - 2014/15
  • Part-time EU: £3,927 - 2014/15
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,756 - 2014/15
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,878 - 2014/15

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

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