UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders (PGCert / MRes)

This multidisciplinary programme is aimed at professionals already working in child or adult services in health, education or social care in the UK and overseas who have an interest in developing research expertise and who have a motivation to carry out research in their workplace or a linked setting.

Key Information

Modes and duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: (normally 3 years)
Programme start date
September 2016
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
£9,020 (FT) £4,510 (PT)
£23,440 (FT) £11,670 (PT)
Application deadlines
All applicants
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2016/17 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a recognised professional qualification (e.g. audiology, clinical science, medicine, occupational therapy, psychology, speech and language therapy, teaching); or a recognised professional qualification and a minimum of two years relevant work experience; or a minimum of an upper-second class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification on an equivalent standard in any other relevant science, medical or allied health professions related discipline.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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We will run a free CPD event on Wednesday 22nd June from 1pm - 5.30pm, and would welcome you to join us. You will be able to meet staff involved in delivering this MRes programme and interact with other professionals interested in developing their research skills.
For your free ticket please visit our Eventbrite page.

The modular programme offers full-time, part-time or flexible study over a period of 1 to 5 years, building towards a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or a full Masters in Research (180 credits). With a strong emphasis on supported distance learning as well as classroom study, the programme is designed specifically for those who wish to combine professional development in applied research with their ongoing work.

If you have any questions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact Michael Clarke, (m.clarke@ucl.ac.uk) Programme Director.

International Applicants
Study/Work Balance
Fees and Funding
Open Evening