Clinical Speech & Language Studies - Dysphagia

Trinity College Dublin

Clinical Speech & Language Studies - Dysphagia

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Course Structure
Applicants wishing to pursue Dysphagia or Voice may do so on a part-time or full-time basis. Applicants wishing to pursue AAC may only apply on a part-time basis. For the part-time M.Sc. course, core and specialist modules are taught during Year 1; research project and dissertation are the main focus in Year 2. For full-time students, core modules and a dissertation are completed in one year.

Full-time options take place over 12 weeks within the academic year. Part-time options take place over 6 teaching weeks in the first year and 6 teaching weeks in the second year. Each week consists of five full days of teaching. Students must attend Trinity College Dublin for these teaching weeks. Additional assignment work, self-directed learning, and clinical work must be conducted outside of these weeks.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2.1 Honours degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies or an equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy. Those without a qualification in Speech and Language Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology should not apply.

Candidates who are not native English speakers and have not completed a degree through the English language must provide an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in each category. Trinity prefers the IELTS qualification, but will accept alternative tests provided by global organisations.

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1 year part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2024

Closing Date 28th April 2024

Post Course Info

Graduates of this course have gone on to become expert clinicians in their field and to administer clinical practices. Other graduates have also continued to run research studies in their chosen clinical specialist area and pursued further education and academic research, such as a Ph.D.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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