Speech and Language Therapy Professional Qualification MSc From University of Limerick

Speech and Language Therapy Professional Qualification MSc

University of Limerick

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Program Overview

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 programme has approval from the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists and is accredited with CORU (coru.ie)

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.


  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee



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Year 1    

Semester 1


  • SL6061 Anatomy & Physiology for Speech & Language Therapists
  • SL6037 Speech, Language & Communication Needs in the Preschool Child
  • SL6029 Practice Education 1a: Supporting Communication
  • PR6031 Preparation for Practice 
  • SL6101 Foundations of Lingusitics & Phonetics

Semester 2

  • SL6042 Linguistic Contexts
  • SL6048 Phonetics & Phonology for Speech & Language Therapy Practice
  • SL6052 Feeding, Eating, Drinking & Swallowing Disorders
  • SL6056 Speech, Language & Communication Needs in School Age & Adolescence
  • SL6058 Developmental Disabilities
  • SL6060 Introduction to Acquired Disorders of Communication: Stroke
  • SL6066 Clinical Reasoning
  • SL6049 Practice Education 1b: Clinical Skills for Speech and Language Therapists
  • ES6002 Research Methods for Education and Health Sciences

Semester 3 - Summer

  • SL6063 Motor Speech Disorders and Voice
  • CT6023 Research Project 1
  • SL6073 Practice Education 2 (SLT)

Year 2

Semester 4

  • SL6079 Psychology for Speech & Language Therapists
  • SL6081 Acquired Disorders of Communication: Cognition & Context
  • SL6085 Audiology for Speech & Language Therapists
  • SL6087 Therapies & Technologies
  • CT6041 Research Project 2
  • SL6089 Practice Education 3 

Semester 5

  • SL6078 Fluency
  • SL6080 Speech, Language & Communication in Special Populations & the Community
  • CT6052 Engaging through Complexity 
  • CT6042Innovation in Management for Health & Social Care
  • SL6082 Practice Education 4
  • CT6032 Research Project 3
  • 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.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status

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.


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