Clinical Communication Science Doctorate


Research areas:

  • Acquired disorders of speech, language, cognition and communication
  • Acquired swallowing disorders
  • Conversation analysis
  • Language, health and disability
  • Language of the typically ageing population
  • Reflective practice in speech and language therapy training.
The research department has close links with two virtual centres that bring together experts in speech, language and communication research, and promote collaborations with practising speech and language therapists: the Centre for Applied Interaction Research and the Centre for Speech and Language Intervention Research. We also maintain close links with other UCL academic units including: Developmental Science; Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences; Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences; Linguistics, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Entry requirements

  • Acquired disorders of speech, language, cognition and communication
  • Acquired swallowing disorders
  • Conversation analysis
  • Language, health and disability
  • Language of the typically ageing population
  • Reflective practice in speech and language therapy training.
The research department has close links with two virtual centres that bring together experts in speech, language and communication research, and promote collaborations with practising speech and language therapists: the Centre for Applied Interaction Research and the Centre for Speech and Language Intervention Research. We also maintain close links with other UCL academic units including: Developmental Science; Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences; Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences; Linguistics, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

English level expected: Good

Application

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Fees

  • UK/EU Part-time: £3,150
  • Overseas Part-time: £10,450

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

Graduates pursue careers in academic research, applied health research and advanced clinical practice and leadership.


Employability

UCL Language & Communication is a highly rated and regarded research environment. Recent graduates from both the PhD and DCCS programmes have typically been offered employment in the UK and internationally in academic posts, postdoctoral research, health services and third sector (voluntary) organisations.

Networking

Students within Language and Communication access multi-tiered networking opportunities. We maintain strong links between researchers in speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics and specialist clinicians working in the field through the Centre for Speech and Language Intervention Research. As well as meetings with international scholars visiting UCL, students are encouraged to attend and to present their findings at national and international conferences, with support from departmental and UCL Graduate School funding.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Kea Young

T: +44 (0)20 7679 4275

Department

Language and Communication

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Prospectus subject

Language and Communication

Faculty overview

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Student View

"UCL has provided me with many opportunities. I have been able to complete courses alongside my studies that will complement my skills for the future, such as the entrepreneur course I completed in the Engineering Department."

Firle Beckley

Degree: Graduate Research Division Psychology & Language Sciences MPhil/PhD

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"I feel networked in London and because of that I am more engaged in various professional bodies and research networks. UCL is a world leader in cognitive neuroscience and so more things are possible here with the equipment and expertise to support new developments."

Professor Rosemary Varley

Professor in Acquired Language Disorders