Course Details

Course Code(s):
MSSLTHTFAD
Available:
Full-Time
Intake:
Autumn/Fall
Course Start Date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Award:
Masters (MSc)
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:

Contact(s):

Name: Molly Manning
Email: schoolalliedhealth@ul.ie

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Brief Description

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered over two years full-time as a route to qualification for professional practice for applicants who have already attained an honours degree.

The MSc in SLT (professional qualification) programme is approved by CORU, the healthcare regulatory body of Ireland. The MSc in SLT (professional qualification) programme is accredited by the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, the professional body for SLTs in Ireland.

Programme Specific Frequently Asked Questions 

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) is offered over two years full-time as a route to qualification for professional practice for applicants who have already attained an honours degree.

The MSc in SLT (professional qualification) programme is approved by CORU, the healthcare regulatory body of Ireland. The MSc in SLT (professional qualification) programme is accredited by the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, the professional body for SLTs in Ireland.

The Master of Science degree is 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.

Programme Aims

  • Provide graduate entry studies (NFQ level 9) in the clinical health science specialty of Speech & Language Therapy to suitable applicants, resulting in the degree of Masters in Speech & Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)
  • 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.
  • Provide graduates of the programme with the necessary academic qualification required to apply to register with the Speech & Language Therapy Registration Board.


On completion of the course, graduates will have the necessary skills to undertake:

  • Effective and competent Speech & Language Therapy practice
  • Assessment and diagnosis of human communication and swallowing disorders
  • Treatment plans for the remediation of human communication and swallowing disorders
  • Critical evaluation and application of the scientific evidence base in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Ethically based professional actions
  • Effective clinical reasoning & decision making with reference to evidence-based practice
  • Effective change management
  • Actions that support self-determination of all clients
  • Actions that demonstrate the application of principles of reflective practice
  • Collaborative and co-operative work with other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary teamwork environment
  • Critical evaluation of the health and welfare legislation and service delivery in Ireland, Europe and internationally

Year 1

  • PR6031 - PREPARATION FOR PRACTICE (6 ECTS)
  • SL6111 - FOUNDATIONS OF LINGUISTICS (9ECTS)
  • SL6121 - CORE CONCEPTS AND FRAMEWORKS FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (12 ECTS)
  • SL6131 - FOUNDATIONS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (6 ECTS)
  • SL6141 - PRACTICE EDUCATION 1 (3 ECTS)
  • ES6002 -  RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCIENCES (6 ECTS)
  • SL6112 -  NEUROGENIC SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS IN ADULTHOOD (12 ECTS)
  • SL6122 -  DEVELOPMENTAL SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE (12 ECTS)
  • SL6132 -  PRACTICE EDUCATION 2 (6 ECTS)
  • CT6023 - RESEARCH PROJECT 1 (9ECTS)
  • SL6083 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (15 ECTS)

Year 2

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • CT6041 -  RESEARCH PROJECT 2 (3 ECTS)
  • SL6114 -  FEEDING, EATING, DRINKING AND SWALLOWING THROUGH THE LIFESPAN (6 ECTS)
  • SL6124 -  ANALYTICAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (12 ECTS)
  • SL6134 -  PRACTICE EDUCATION 3 (9ECTS)
  • SL6144 -  FLUENCY, VOICE AND HEARING THROUGH THE LIFESPAN (6 ECTS)
  • CT6032 -  RESEARCH PROJECT 3 (6 ECTS)
  • CT6042 -  INNOVATION IN MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (PPP3) (6 ECTS)
  • CT6052 -  ENGAGING THROUGH COMPLEXITY (PPP2) (6 ECTS)
  • SL6105 -  THERAPIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (6 ECTS)
  • SL6115 -  ADVANCED CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (12 ECTS)
  • SL6125 -  PRACTICE EDUCATION 4 (12 ECTS)

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

 




 

 

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). The type of previous undergraduate degree awarded is not a limiting factor in terms of eligibility. 

Candidates may apply to this programme in the final semester of an undergraduate programme and must produce evidence that all requirements for postgraduate study are met by the end of June in the year that the programme commences.

For candidates who meet this requirement, the HPAT (Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland) will be used as the sole instrument to select students for this programme.

Candidates applying to the MSc (Professional Qualification) In Speech and Language Therapy in UL must register for HPAT-Ireland + Written Component (Registration fee €160).  This exam will take place on one date only in a number of different centres around Ireland.

HPAT Ireland exam date TBC  For more information, see https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/  Please note your CAO number is not required for registration for the HPAT

For international candidates the International Student Admissions Test; ISAT will be used to select candidates.  ISAT exam dates:  there are many exam dates from March to January each year.  Applicants must have sat the exam by 31st January in year of which they wish to apply.

http://isat.acer.edu.au/universities
http://isat.acer.edu.au/universities/university-admission-deadline

Garda Vetting

Successful completion of the Garda Vetting process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the student. Click for information on Garda Clearance

Applicants should note that the Spelling and Grammar Waiver for students registered with the Disability Office is not applicable to the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) programme.

The Masters in Science in speech and language therapy requires higher level English proficiency standards as set by the regulatory body CORU. The requirements include: IELTS Academic Overall score 8.0 (no element below 7.5), or Minimum of Grade C (Minimum Score of 185) on the Cambridge CEFR C1 Test, or Occupational English Test OET (Speech Pathology) A minimum of grade A (400) in three components and B (350) in one component (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

Applications must include:

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates with official stamps where required
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate (long document)
  • Completed consent to travel form
  • Applications which do not provide all of the above will not be considered
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided - English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

English Language Requirements

The Masters in Science in speech and language therapy requires higher level English proficiency standards as set by the regulatory body CORU. The requirements include: IELTS Academic Overall score 8.0 (no element below 7.5), or Minimum of Grade C (Minimum Score of 185) on the Cambridge CEFR C1 Test, or Occupational English Test OET (Speech Pathology) A minimum of grade A (400) in three components and B (350) in one component (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

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EU - €10,638 per annum*

Non- EU - €19,946 per annum*

*Please note year 2 fees are subject to change

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

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Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and will be eligible to apply 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 and with a diverse range of clinical populations.