UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science

The Doctorate in Clinical Communication Science programme has been designed so that qualified professionals working with communication impairment (including but not limited to speech and language therapists, audiologists, specialist teachers, psychologists and occupational therapists) can continue to work in the NHS or education sectors whilst studying. It is the first of its kind in the UK and we anticipate that participants will make research links between their professional work and their studies at UCL. This is a 4 year part-time programme, with up to two days per week at UCL in the first two years. By the end of the second year students will have completed a detailed research proposal, obtained ethics approval and written a literature review. The final two years focus entirely on students' own research project.

These questions should help you establish if the programme is right for you.

  • Are you an experienced professional with a strong interest in research?
  • Are you keen to carry out a research project in your work environment?
  • Are you interested in broadening your understanding of research methodologies relevant to communication impairment and the wider health and education provision?
  • Are you willing to learn using on-line material, through action learning, seminars, independently and through supervision?
  • Do you have a masters degree or can you demonstrate research experience in the form of publications?

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