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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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Start date(s):

  • September 2023


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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What you'll learn

You'll learn through a range of compulsory 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.

How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


There are two on-site clinics. They provide assessment and intervention services to adults and children with communication difficulties:

These facilities provide clinical placements for our students. They are also a research facility for students and staff. We have a Language Analysis Lab devoted to clinical linguistic and phonetic analysis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

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Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

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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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