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De Montfort University

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B621

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A levels should normally be taken in one sitting. We do not accept General Studies.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

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

DDM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science.

ABB to include at least three subjects at Advanced Higher level with one of these at grade B or better.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health sciences (non-specific)

Speech and language therapists provide treatment and support that improves patients’ lives. They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties.

Much of their work involves close collaboration with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves and/or their carers.

Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course.

By joining us, you’ll study a range of topics including introduction to phonetics and phonology, communication disability and psychology, professional practice, and transition to the workplace. You’ll learn what’s involved in developing individual treatment programmes and providing patients with tailored support.

**From September 2020, all speech and language therapy students, will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available.**

Key features

- 100% of our summer 2017 graduates from this course are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17) compared to a sector average of 94.6%.

- Our course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a professional.

- Overall student satisfaction rating for this course is 100% (NSS Data 2019).

- Build your essential clinical and professional skills through varied placement opportunities in nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals, day centres and with home visits.

- Our strong links and integrated work placements within NHS England Midlands and East and independent service providers in the area ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.

- Our graduates have become speech and language therapists for the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.

- Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme where students visited schools and community groups in India, supported deaf children in The Gambia and taught English to children in Bangkok.

Modules

YEAR ONE: Professional Practice Education 1; Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition; Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology; Medical Sciences; Communication Disability and Psychology. YEAR TWO: Professional Practice 2; Clinical Linguistics Assessments; Intervention 1: Language and Cognition; Intervention 2: Speech and Swallowing; Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods. YEAR THREE: Professional Practice 3; Transition to the Workplace; Intervention 3: Specialist Settings; Speech and Language Therapy Project; Language, Interaction and Society.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes: lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, practical workshops, inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions and work-based placement sessions. You will also benefit by receiving support from a personal tutor. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, you will normally benefit from around 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week plus at least 150 work-based placement sessions of approx. 3 ½ hrs per session. Assessment includes: written and video exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, a portfolio, dissertation, teaching contact hours.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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.

83%
high
Health sciences (non-specific)

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

96%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Health professionals
17%
Therapy professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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