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Speech and Language Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

BBC. In addition to five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:0

Access to HE Diploma in a health or science related subject achieving 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3 (30 at Distinction). Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

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

DMM

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

112

112 UCAS tariff points (typically BBC).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Speech and language therapy

The BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy at City has achieved 100% for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

City's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course has an established reputation for delivering excellent teaching and research. The course sits within City's Division of Language and Communication Science, the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK.

The three year BSc SLT course entitles graduates to register and work as Speech and Language Therapists. We also offer the option of taking an extra year to complete the Master in Speech and Language Therapy (MSLT).

**Who is it for?**
The course is designed for students who are looking for a rewarding and lifelong career within the speech and language therapy profession. You will need to have:

- Good listening and communication skills

- Good problem-solving skills

- Good organisational skills

- An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice

- An enthusiasm for working with children and adults and as part of a team.

**Objectives**
As a student on the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course you will learn in a world-leading environment from academics who are at the forefront of the field. 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 the Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre, our in-house SLT clinic led by specialist practitioners which offers excellent practice placement opportunities to students. You can also take advantage of City's close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London.

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

If you have already graduated with a primary degree, City also offers a two year fast-track MSc in Speech and Language Therapy.

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,220
per year
International
£18,220
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Division of Language and Communication Science

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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.

71%
low
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.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Health sciences (non-specific)

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.

Allied health

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

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£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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