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Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - postgraduate

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Speech and language therapy

**Overview**

**Please note this is a postgraduate Masters course, designed for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree qualification. Applicants for undergraduate study should refer to BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, UCAS code B630.**

Our MSc Speech and Language Therapy pre-registration course is an accelerated, two-year postgraduate course aimed at graduates who wish to prepare to practise as a registered speech and language therapist. Our course content reflects the values of the NHS constitution and combines theory and practical sessions over 45 weeks per year.

On the course, you’ll study topics including early language delay, traumatic brain injury, and difficulties swallowing (dysphagia). You’ll also explore areas such as autism and fluency, phonological delay and disorder, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. We aim to prepare you to work across a variety of settings with both children and adults.

To fund your postgraduate pre-registration MSc Speech and Language Therapy course, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses.

As a graduate of our course, you’re eligible for professional registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You'll go on placements in both years of study. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, working with children with autism in a residential complex, and working with adults recovering from strokes in hospital.

The majority of our teaching team are speech and language therapists, and you’ll usually have specialist teaching sessions with a phonetician too.

Many members of our team have worked in local education authorities and across the NHS. Their work experience means that they understand health and education across both paediatric and adult settings.

**Features and benefits**

- **Placements** - You’ll spend at least 525 hours on clinical placements to develop your clinical practice and have exposure to different settings.

- **Specialist facilities** - You’ll have access to our on-campus ICON Centre, which features a wide range of high-tech equipment for speech analysis and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

- **Dedicated technicians** - Our dedicated technicians help you to learn how to use our high-tech equipment and provide workshops and training for our specialist facilities.

- **Professional registration** - When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means you can practise as a speech and language therapist, and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

- **Taught by experts** - You’ll learn from experienced and professionally registered speech and language therapists.

- **Speech Society** - You can join our student-run Speech Society – past activities include guest lectures from people who use AAC and fundraising events.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Health Professions

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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.

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Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

70%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
12%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B

After graduation


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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.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Therapy professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

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