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Speech & Language Therapy - Professional Qualification

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered over two years full-time as a route to qualification for professional practice for applicants who have already attained a degree. The programme has approval from the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.


2 Years, Full Time

Further enquiries

Contact Course Director
Professor Sue Franklin
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234232

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1

Foundations for Speech & Language Therapy Practice; Linguistic Foundations;

Foundations of Phonetics & Phonology;

Anatomy & Physiology for Speech & Language Therapists, Speech;

Language & Communication Needs in the Preschool Child; Practice Education 1;

Preparation for Practice Education;

Enquiry in Healthcare 1

Semester 2

Linguistic Contexts, Phonetics & Phonology for Speech & Language Therapy Practice;

Feeding, Eating, Drinking & Swallowing Disorders, Speech;

Language & Communication Needs in School Age & Adolescence;

Developmental Disabilities;

Introduction to Acquired Communication Disorders: Stroke;
Clinical Reasoning; Enquiry in Healthcare 2

Semester 3 Summer
Motor Speech;
Disorders and Voice;
Research Project 1;
Practice Education 2.

Year 2

Semester 4

Psychology for Speech & Language Therapists;

Acquired Communication Disorders:

Cognition & Context;

Audiology for Speech & Language Therapists;

Therapies & Technologies;

Research Project 2;

Practice Education 3

Semester 5


Speech, Language & Communication in Special Populations & the Community; Engaging through Complexity;

Innovation in Management for Health & Social Care; Practice Education 4;

Research Project 3

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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