Speech and Language Therapy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.22 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Dec 10, 2024
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:4258 Duration:24 months

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The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered in the School of Health Science 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.

The Master of Science degree will be undertaken through an intensive programme of full-time study involving academic and placement modules over two years including summer study periods. Placement components form a cornerstone of studies in Speech and Language Therapy and are undertaken via weekly placements and a full-time block placement.


* Provide graduate entry studies in the clinical health science specialty of Speech & Language Therapy to suitable applicants.
* Prepare scientifically qualified practitioners who are ready to enter the challenging professional field of Speech & Language Therapy.
* Develop and maintain high quality clinical science research and teaching in the specialist field of Speech & Language Therapy at the University of Limerick.


Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and for registration in other parts of the world. You will be able to work in a diverse range of environments including schools, hospitals and community settings.

The programme is run over two years on an intensive study basis. Some placement components will be completed through a full-time block placement in Ireland or abroad and some placement will be conducted through weekly visits.

Semester 1

Developmental speech disorders, Linguistics for speech language therapy 1, Voice and oncology disorders, Pre-school developmental language disorders, Introduction to human anatomy and physiology, Clinical practice 1.

Semester 2

School-age developmental language disorders, Acquired neurological speech and language disorders 1, Linguistics for speech-language therapy 2, Speech language therapy project 1, Human anatomy associated with speech and hearing, Clinical practice 2.

Summer study

Clinical practice 3.

Semester 3

People with additional needs, Acquired neurological speech and language disorders 2, Speech and language therapy project 2, Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics, Clinical practice 4.

Semester 4

Fluency & abnormal and social psychology, Eating, drinking and swallowing disorders, Clinical practice 5, Speech and language therapy project 3.

Summer study

Clinical practice 6.

Applicants must have attained an award of at least 2.2 in their undergraduate degree.Applicants invited for interview must be able to demonstrate appropriate interest in and knowledge of the professional field of Speech and Language Therapy. Where an applicant's first language is neither English nor Irish, excellent use of one of these languages must be demonstrated (either by having completed a degree in an English or Irish speaking country or by passing the International English Language Testing System exam, Academic Format, with an overall grade level of at least 8 and no score below 7 in any individual part).Applications must include: * A supporting statement of no more than two A4 pages detailing any relevant education (related modules completed as part of a degree, for example) and details of work experience you have had with people with communication difficulties and/or other special needs, other relevant experience and any other factors that you feel strengthen your application for the course. * Completed Work Experience Form * 2 references (one academic and one work related) * Qualification transcripts and certificates * English language qualification if English is not your first language * Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English. * A copy of your birth certificate (long document) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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