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.


Your course during COVID-19

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About this course

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

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 linguistics strand or for students with NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) funding.

The course will cover:

  • 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. You will be supported to develop research and enquiry in specialist clinical areas.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 150 for Linguistics - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Delivery

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

Teaching is mainly delivered online with some flexible on campus present in person (PiP) sessions allowing for small group discussion. 

Your research project can take the form of a systematic review of the evidence base or an original small scale research project. For practising speech and language therapists this could be a project based in your clinical practice.

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    Our Language Pathology MSc is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service or other settings. This practical course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

The fees displayed here are per year.

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

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. 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

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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