Master of Science in Clinical Speech and Language Sciences

Master of Science in Clinical Speech and Language Sciences

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Course title Master of Science in Clinical Speech and Language Sciences
Course code PMSCCSLPET5
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Helen Grech
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
The programme of studies aims to provide Speech Language Pathologists with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in the field of developmental communication disorders, that addresses current literature and evidence based practice. The course includes obligatory units related to Communication Skills and Collaborative Practice, Applied Basic Counselling Skills for Health, Professionals, Modes of Service Delivery and Research Methods. During the second year of studies students register for 3 out of 6 elective units related to specific developmental communication disorders. The final year is dedicated to a dissertation in a relevant area.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed suitable by the Board or

(b) a degree from this or another university which the Board considers as comparable to the degree indicated in paragraph (a).

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of being in possession of the licence to practice in the register of the profession concerned, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of work experience following registration with the relevant regulatory Council, in the proposed area of study or area of specialisation, if applicable. The minimum number of years of experience required shall be indicated at the time of the call for applications.

During the first year of the Course, accepted applicants may be required to undergo an occupational health assessment, as detailed in the Occupational Health Protocol approved by the Board, so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.

Further information, including a schedule of interviews for applicants for courses with a limited number of students and for 'adult learners/mature applicants' (in the case of undergraduate courses), as well as important information on the occupational health protocol, to be submitted by the 30 October 2019, can be accessed here. Prospective students are encouraged to go through these documents carefully as early as possible.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,500
Fee per semester: Eur 1,250

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700 - Yr3: NIL
The overall intended learning outcomes are to integrate advanced knowledge with the practical applications of theory that leads to effective and efficient evidence-based professional expertise.
The proposed programme is expected to attract graduates in Communication Therapy (Speech Language Pathology).
Having a Master degree in Clinical Speech and Language Sciences may improve candidates' employability prospects since they will be focussing on a specific area of clinical expertise. This postgraduate qualification would imply broader understanding of relevant theory, empirical evidence and implications for intervention, together with a deeper insight of personal qualities, communication and applied counselling skills that enhance service provision.

On completion of the M.Sc. in Clinical Speech and Language Sciences, candidates will be eligible to register for doctoral studies through the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme of studies.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 28 June 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.