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City, University of London

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

BBB or BBC with a relevant EPQ. In addition to five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Access to HE Diploma in a health or science related subject achieving 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3 (36 at Distinction and 9 at Merit). Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Science-related subject. In addition to five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points (typically BBB or BBC with a relevant EPQ).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Speech and language therapy

City, University of London's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) course sits within our Division of Language and Communication Science. We are the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK and have a long-established reputation for delivering excellent teaching and research.

Our three year BSc SLT course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and work as a Speech and Language Therapist. We also offer the option of taking an extra year to complete the Master in Speech and Language Therapy (MSLT).

The course covers the foundations of speech and language therapy including both the social and clinical context of human communication. The optional MSLT year offers a range of elective modules and is designed to enhance your knowledge of clinical specialisms and develop your skills in research and clinical leadership. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by over 25 in-house academic staff, with the necessary expertise in all relevant subjects, as well as the Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre, our in-house SLT clinic led by specialist practitioners.

Throughout the course you’ll undertake clinical placements in our in-house clinic, health centres, schools and hospitals, with the opportunity to observe a range of communication disabilities and apply theoretical understanding to clinical practice in settings throughout London. There are also opportunities to volunteer abroad during the course, offering a great experience to practise what has been learnt and further develop your skills in an international setting.

This degree leads to work in a rewarding and varied field - this could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.

A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work in a range of settings including health centres, hospitals, day centres, schools, charities and universities. Graduates can also work abroad and in the independent sector, or follow a career path in management, research or education.
Career prospects are excellent, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and 96% of our BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (DLHE). Furthermore, the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy at City has achieved 100% for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

City also offers a two year fast-track MSc in Speech and Language Therapy for those who have already graduated with a primary degree.

Modules

In year 1, you’ll explore the foundations of speech and the process of human communication in the social and clinical context. Core modules include: Articulatory Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Development; Biomedical Sciences 1, Anatomy and Physiology; Lifespan Studies; Speech Disorders, Dysfluency and Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Professional studies 1.

In year 2, you’ll explore the nature of speech, communication and swallowing in children and adults and attend weekly clinical placements. Core modules include: Applied Phonetics and Phonology; Biomedical Sciences 2, ENT/Neurology/Brain and Behaviour; Developmental Psychology and Research Methods; Language Sciences: Linguistics and Language Development; Dysphagia, Voice, Motor Speech Disorders, Dementia; Professional studies 2.

In year 3, you’ll examine the nature of cognition, language and communication disabilities in children and adults and attend weekly clinical placements. Core modules include: Evidence Based Practice and Data Analysis; Acoustic Phonetics, Audiology and Deafness; Acquired and Developmental Language Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, Child Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate; Professional Studies 3; Research Project.

Students who choose to study the Master in Speech and Language Therapy will continue to refine and develop their clinical skills and knowledge in areas such as Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking, Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders and Cognitive Communication Impairments. They will also have the opportunity to, gain clinical leadership skills and further develop their knowledge of theory and skills in research.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices. We use a variety of assessments including:
- Exams
- Tests
- Coursework
- Clinical Placements

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Division of Language and Communication Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Speech and language therapy

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Speech and language therapy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Therapy professionals
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Speech and language therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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