Postgraduate

Clin Linguistics Evidence Based Practice MSc PGDip

Clinical Linguistics and Evidence Based Practice (Research) MSc, PGDip

MSc - full time: 12 months, part-time: 24 months
PGDip - full time: 8 months, part time: 16 months

Profile

Our course provides a foundation in research methodology and evidence based practice in a flexible format. You can develop your own area of interest in a research or Evidence Based Practice (EBP) framework. It forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.

This course is intended for graduates in clinical linguistics, psychology, speech and language therapy or a related discipline with an interest in research in speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders.

The course will cover:

  • social science theory, approaches and research methods
  • research methods in the discipline appropriate to your planned dissertation project and future doctoral research
  • advanced scholarship and practice in areas within that discipline as well as an awareness of current research
  • design and implementation of an original investigation including statistical and/or qualitative analyses and interpretation of findings
  • development of communication skills appropriate to sharing the findings of a clinical investigation with a professional audience through a conference presentation and manuscript suitable for submission to a scientific journal

You will be taught by internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, such as Professor David Howard, Professor Nick Miller and Professor James Law. They will support you to develop research and enquiry in specialist clinical areas.

The Economic and Social Research Council  (ESRC) recognises the programme as a Research Master's award, making it ideal preparation for a PhD under the ESRC funded 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) degree scheme.

Delivery

The course is delivered by Speech and Language Sciences in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences.

The five modules are taught in blocks of three –four days of intensive lectures, seminars and group work. Two Humanities and Social Science Faculty modules are taught on a weekly basis.

Your research project can take the form of a systematic review of the evidence base or an original small scale research project.

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area, such as:

  • linguistics
  • psychology
  • speech and language pathology

This course is only available to those applying for a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The course forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the North East Doctoral Training Centre. To start the course your application for ESRC funding must be successful. 

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or relevant professional experience in speech and language therapy. 

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

This course is only available to those applying for a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The course forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership To start the course your application for ESRC funding must be successful. 

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Vivienne Sturgiss
Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7388
Email: speech@ncl.ac.uk

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