Teaching and Research Logopedics M.Sc.

Key Info

Basic Information

Degree:
Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

Language:
German

Admission Requirements

  • 1st university degree, required qualifications according to P.O. Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. Exam regulations.

Admission to First Semester

restricted
NC for SoSe 2018

Admission to Higher Semesters

open
No NC

Dates and Deadlines

In light of socio-demographic developments and the changing structures of our health and social services highly-qualified speech therapists are becoming more important. With increasing life expectancy more patients are in need of speech therapy after strokes, for instance. The treatment of premature babies, early language intervention and parent counseling to prevent language development disorders are other areas that are gaining in importance.

Linguistic abilities are indispensible for success at school and in advanced education and training. Speech therapy intervention is of prime importance here. Even in middle age or old age language plays an important role and, at the same time, it is very susceptible to disorders. The growing number of strokes and the ability to recuperate from them thanks to improved medical care is just one example for the growing market in the speech therapy branch.

The Bachelor’s program in speech therapy and the Master’s program in speech therapy instruction and research, which builds on the Bachelor’s degree, is offered in conjunction with the medicine and philosophy faculties at RWTH Aachen University. Both degrees grew out of the Diplom program on speech therapy instruction and research which was the first degree of its kind in Germany that offered advanced training for professional speech therapists.

The goal of the Master’s program is to provide graduates not only with the training to give academic speech therapy instruction at universities, but also to train them to perform their own research in diagnostics and therapy.

Degree Content

The concentrations are therapy research and instruction and learning research. In addition to conveying theoretical contents, practical application in the form of experimental therapy planning and teaching demonstrations plays an important role in both concentrations. In addition, the students learn to critically reflect on the current research status and to implement it in their own therapeutic experiments. In the area of instruction and learning research, students familiarize themselves with didactic concepts and test them.

In the project-based learning the students are to plan and carry out a preferably empirical project selected from one of the concentrations. This forms the basis for the Master’s thesis and gives students the opportunity to show how they deal with a subject on a scientific level and, where possible, to apply it to their own empirical study. In addition, they should be in a position to present the results of their study clearly.

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for admission to the program is an initial university degree. The required academic background is described in the exam regulations. The determination on whether or not the admissions requirements are met is made by the examination board.

Career Prospects

The Master’s program trains students not only for therapy research but also for a career in speech therapy instruction. Graduates of the Master’s program will have learned to critically question research results, to collect their own empirical data and analyze and interpret it. This opens the door, particularly with a Ph.D., to work in the area of therapy research at universities and other research institutes. Graduates of the Master’s program have, however, also learned to prepare professional and practical materials in a didactic way and to convey these clearly and competently. This qualifies them for teaching tasks at universities. Moreover, in the clinical areas they are ideally suited to assume administrative, supervisory and coordinator tasks.

Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.

Faculty

The Master course of study in Teaching and Research Logopedics is offered by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.