Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc

Education & Health Sciences:Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc

Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc
2 Years  Full- Time
Course Closed


Application Deadline:  8th February 2019 (teaching begins in August 2019)   

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 a degree. The programme has approval from the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.

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


Course Director:   Dr Arlene McCurtin
Clinical Therapies Department
Tel : 353-61-234180
Website : www.ul.ie/schoolalliedhealth
Email : schoolalliedhealth@ul.ie

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