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Leeds Beckett University

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths, English Language at Grade C or above and Double Science at Grade CC or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent qualifications. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Maths.

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Grades ABB at A level or equivalent, this must include 40 points from either Chemistry; Physics; Biology; English Language; Psychology or any foreign language. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapists (SLT) are privileged to work with people throughout their entire lifespan - from neonatal to end-of-life care. This course will enable you to qualify as an SLT in three years. As an SLT, you will provide assessments and interventions for communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. You will study a variety of subjects such as psychology, linguistics and speech pathology, and attend guest lectures from specialist clinicians and medics to expand your professional networks and to ensure your learning is current.

**PLACEMENTS**
We adopt a mixed placement model, which means you will undertake 'ongoing' and 'block' placements during your studies. In Year One there will be one half-day placement per week for seven weeks in both semesters. During Years Two and Three you will undertake ongoing day placements once a week in semester 1, and block placements where you will spend either five or six weeks on placement in semester 2. For the Year Three block placement, we aim to place you in a clinical area of your preference. You will be required to travel to placements independently, and they will be located across Yorkshire and the Humber. During your studies you will experience a variety of clinical areas that will enrich your learning experience and expertise.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Academic and Clinical Skills
- Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN)
- Medical Sciences for SLT
- Lifespan Development
- Introduction to EBP (Evidence-based Practice)
- Phonetics & Phonology
- Linguistics
- Integrated SLT Studies 1
- SLT Clinical placement L4 (non-credit bearing)

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Language Disorders
- Language & Cognition
- Applied EBP for SLT
- Speech Disorders
- Applied Phonetics & Phonology
- Applied psychology
- Applied Medical Sciences for SLT
- Integrated SLT Studies 2
- SLT Clinical placement L5 (non-credit bearing)

Year 3 Core Modules:
- Communication Disorders
- Current Issues in SLT
- Eating, Drinking & Swallowing
- Evidence for Practice (dissertation)
- Integrated SLT Studies 3
- Transition to Practice
- SLT Clinical Placement L6 (non-credit bearing)

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City CampusC

Department:

Rehabilitation and Health 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.

77%
med
Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Speech and language therapy

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Therapy professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

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