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Program Name: MSc in Human Communication Sciences Research
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Institution: University of Sheffield
Address: Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
City: Sheffield
Zip/Postal Code: S10 2TN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mick Perkins, Professor

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Phone: +44 (0)114 2222408
Fax: +44 (0)114 2730547
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition
Other Program Specialties: Clinical Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: This full-time (1 yr) and part-time (2 yrs) course provides an opportunity for Linguists and Psychologists to apply their theoretical and analytical knowledge to the study of communication disorders, and for Speech and Language Therapists to explore the research implications of their clinical work.

Human Communication Sciences is a multidisciplinary area which focuses on typical and atypical communication. It includes linguistics, phonetics, psychology, speech and language pathology and cognitive neuroscience, and is approached from the multiple perspectives of behavioural, cognitive and medical science. The Department of Human Communication Sciences at Sheffield is one of the leading departments of its kind in the UK, and offers research and teaching expertise in all these areas. It is recognised by the ESRC as a research training outlet.

To provide:
- a sound understanding of current research in human communication sciences
- training in research methods and design, and use of a range of analytical approaches
- a foundation for PhD research

Core Modules:
Current Research in Human Communication Sciences; Research Methods; Methods in Clinical Linguistics; Critical Analysis of Research Literature; Professional Research Skills; ICT Applications; Research Project (student’s own choice of topic)
Option modules:
Developmental Communication Disorders; Acquired Communication Disorders. Further options are available in a range of areas including Health, Psychology and Linguistics.

Mainly in small group tutorials and workshops to ensure that every student has the chance to take an active part. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of excellent clinical observation facilities available.

A good BA or BSc degree (1st class, upper 2nd or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as Speech and Language Therapy, Linguistics or Psychology. English language requirements for EU/Overseas students: IELTS average score of 7 or above, or equivalent.

FEES (2005-6):
UK/ EU: Full time £3,085, Part time (per annum) £1,543
Overseas: Full time £10,800 Part time (per annum) £5,400

For further information, see or contact:

Professor Mick Perkins (Course Director)
Phone: +44 (0)114 2222408

Mrs Chris Thomas (Admissions Secretary)
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 2405
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