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Speech & Language Therapy - Research

Course overview
The Discipline of Speech & Language Therapy aims to stimulate, conduct and disseminate high quality research in language, communication, eating/drinking/swallowing, and education which will have a significant impact on speech and language therapy practice and education. At this point we can offer a PhD in Language Science which is open to graduates with clinical and non-clinical degrees. For applicants who are not qualified speech and language therapists, this degree does not provide a qualification in speech and language therapy. To pursue this degree, candidates should have an honours degree and should discuss this matter with the Head of Discipline.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.


GYN63 PhD (Language Science) full-time
GYN64 PhD (Language Science) part-time
GYN91 MPhil (Health Sciences - Speech and Language Therapy) full-time
GYN92 MPhil (Health Sciences - Speech and Language Therapy) part-time

Further enquiries

Ms. Rena Lyons
T +353 91 492 918

Research areas

Areas of Interest:
- Psycholinguistics
- Language and cognition
- Language structure

Please refer to the Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy website for further information on the research interests and expertise of staff members:

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