Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Those interested in taking the master's degree must be in possession of a university degree in one of the following fields:
  • Health sciences (speech therapy, psychology, medicine, physiotherapy or equivalent).
  • Education (education studies, teaching or equivalent).
  • Social sciences (anthropology, sociolinguistics or equivalent).
  • Humanities Library (linguistics, sociolinguistics, philosophy, or equivalent).
The master's degree coordinator will review the academic transcript of all candidates who do not have a university degree in speech therapy or psychology and determine if there is a need to take any bridging courses (maximum 15 credits).

Selection criteria

Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria:
  • Student record (50%). 
  • Specific training in communication and language disorders such as a degree in speech therapy or postgraduate studies in this field (30%).
  • Professional experience in communication and language disorders (10%).
  • A cover letter explaining your level of motivation in achieving the objectives of the master's degree (10%).

Complementary training

Depending on their prior training, students may need to take additional training courses in some areas. The selection committee will then analyse the student's academic training and establish which courses need to be taken, with a maximum of 15 credits.
The bridging courses will consist of the following subjects from the UAB bachelor's degree in speech therapy which are necessary to have an understanding of communication and language disorders:
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Vocal Organs (6 credits). 
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System (6 credits). 
  • Neurology of Language (6 credits).
  • Introduction to Scientific Methodology and to Basic Psychological Processes.
  • Research Methods in Speech Therapy (6 credits).
  • Developmental Psychology I: Early Childhood (6 credits).
  • Developmental Psychology II: from adolescence to Old Age (6 credits).
  • Language Acquisition and Processing (9 credits).

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