Childhood Speech Language & Communication Needs

Your Course
The aim of this MSc in Childhood Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN) is to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of children with SLCN and the contexts of their lives. This programme has been designed to meet the needs of those who need to keep up to date with the emerging evidence base when working with children with SLCN in the clinic, classroom, creche and community.

Our flexible blended-learning approach, combines face-to-face workshops (e.g., approximately one per module) and online learning to support you as a busy practitioner with many competing demands on your time. Course activities and skills training enable you to apply new knowledge and skills directly in the clinic, classroom, creche and community. Our applicants come from a wide range of disciplines, such as law, social care, arts, education, health care, and early childhood education.


1. This course will suit a health, education or social care professional, or someone who is interested in childhood communication impairments.

2. You will learn how you can engage, support, educate and help children with SLCN (aged from birth to 18 years) in the clinic, classroom, creche and community.

3. Graduates will learn how to facilitate the child with SLCN to participate in various contexts, and realise the full potential for communication.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Primary degree with at least second class honours or an equivalent qualification.


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time.

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Career Opportunities
With our interprofessional MSc, you are gaining specialist knowledge of working with children with SLCN. You can then apply this knowledge in your specific professional context and future career.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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