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

Our course provides a foundation in research methodology and evidence-based practice. You can develop your own area of interest in a research or Evidence Based Practice (EBP) framework.

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Masters level study. Sign up to webinar on Wednesday 20 March, 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

Important application information

This course is only available if you’re applying through the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP).

We are unable to accept applications from independent candidates.

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Our Clinical Linguistics and Evidence Based Practice course is for graduates in:

  • speech and language therapy
  • clinical linguistics
  • psychology
  • related disciplines with an interest in speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders

It forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme. This under the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises it as a Research Master's award. This makes 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 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 (this includes statistical and/or qualitative analyses and interpretation of findings)
  • development of communication skills for sharing findings of clinical investigation with professional audiences (through a conference presentation and manuscript for submission to a scientific journal)

Our researchers and lecturers are world-renowned. You'll develop research and enquiry in specialist clinical areas.


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  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Vivienne Sturgiss
Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7388


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