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Master in Speech Therapy

Universidade de Aveiro
3 semesters
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Master in Speech Therapy

The study cycle aims to create a Masters of excellence in Speech therapy. The principal aim is to develop advanced competencies in the assessment and intervention of children and adults with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. The master has three paths:

  • Language and Communication: aims to enhance the development of competencies in prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with language and communication disorders and also the development of competencies to work in team and with caregivers.
  • Neurological disorders in adults: aims to enhance the development of competencies in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults with communication and swallowing disorders and also the development of competencies to work in team and with caregivers.
  • Speech and Hearing: aims to enhance the development of competencies for specialized clinical practice, instrumental diagnosis and advanced intervention in speech and hearing and related disorders.

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Speech Therapy
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Speech Therapy awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study program organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Speech Therap y recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters program, in accordance with Article 17, Nº 1, d), Decree Law nº 74/2006, as expressed in DL nº 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, Nº 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. That which is indicated in points 2 to 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer any formal recognition of this degree on the holder of the qualification.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle o f studies under the terms of this competition.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication
  • Research Methodologies and Data Analysis
  • Health Innovation And

Branch Language and Communication

  • Primary Language Impairment: From Assessment to Intervention
  • Linguístics Applied to Speech

Branch Neurological Disorders in Adults

  • Instrumental Assessment
  • Communication and Swallowing Disorders Inadults I

Branch Speech and Hearing

  • Instrumental Assessment
  • Hearing, Balance and Sensory Integration

2º Semester

  • Seminars in Speech Therapy

Branch Language and Communication

  • Secondary Language and Communication Impairment: From Assessment to Intervention
  • Communication and Language Disordes in Childhood

Branch Neurological Disorders in Adults

  • Communication and Swallowing Disorders Inadults II
  • Neuroligical Communication and Swallowing Disorders in the Elderly

Branch Speech and Hearing

  • Advanced Methodologies in Diagnosis and Intervention
  • Speech Production and Perception

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 5500€ per year

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Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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