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MScLanguage and Literacy

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There is a real need for teachers, speech therapists and psychologists who understand the close connections between language and literacy.

This course is designed to expand your theoretical knowledge and teach you new skills.

Some of the world’s leading researchers teach on the course. We have strong links with the NHS, special schools and specialist charities.

If you’re based in Sheffield, there are opportunities for clinical observation with speech and language therapy clients.

Programme structure

Core modules

All students take modules in:
Spoken and Written Language
Literacy 1: Assessment and Constructs
Literacy 2: Difficulties and Intervention
Developing an Evidence Base for Practice

You’ll also take the following modules:
Developing an Evidence Base for Practice
Research Methods
Two option modules
Research Dissertation

Optional modules

Students on the PGDip and MSc also take optional modules, from a range offered both within the department and across other departments in the University.


Online course material, including activities and access to journals
Study block attendance with lectures, tutorials and practical workshops
Each module has a study blocks of one to two days – these are held throughout the year. Some of these are held at weekends to enable those in full-time employment to attend. Attendance at these study blocks is expected. However, students who are based out of the UK, or who have special circumstances, can be exempted from these


All modules are assessed by some form of written work, for example:
Case studies
Data analysis
Other activities

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States