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University of Manchester

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B62M

Masters in Speech & Language Therapy - MSpchLangTher

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

We require Grades AAB, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science). Typical Contextual Offer: ABB

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are: an overall of 60 credits are required, with 45 Level 3.  A minimum of 30 credits should be at Distinction plus 15 credits at Merit.  15 credits at Distinction must be in a science subject. You should also have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C or 4. We welcome applicants completing an Access to HE course in a health or science-related subject. We consider Access courses to be suitable for mature applicants who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education. We will consider applications on an individual basis taking into account other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills. Due to the nature of Access to HE diplomas, it is often not possible for an applicant's college to supply a sufficiently detailed reference. Under these circumstances, we may request a supplementary reference to enable us to fully consider your academic ability. Although this could result in us delaying our decision, please be assured that this will not adversely affect your application in any way. Please contact us if you require further information. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: Six GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C/4 or above (including mathematics), B/6 in English Language and B/6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

35 points overall with 6,5,5 at higher level. The course specific requirements are 35 points overall with 6,5,5 at higher level. One higher subject to be in a science eg Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional A Level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at Grades AB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades D plus additional A Levels at Grade AB.

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

DD

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional A Level at Grade A.

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus two additional A Levels at Grades AB.

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

D*DD

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD.

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

D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades D plus two additional A Levels at Grade A B.

We normally require Grades AABBB in five Scottish Higher subjects plus Grade B in one Advanced Highers subject. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

We normally require Grades AABBB in five Scottish Higher subjects plus Grade B in one Advanced Highers subject. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Our four-year MSpchLangTher Speech and Language Therapy course will prepare you to work as a speech and language therapist who treats, supports and cares for those with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing problems, as well as opening up a path into postgraduate research and/or a research career.

Depending on your performance in Years 1 to 3, you will have the opportunity to extend your studies by a year to undertake an integrated master's. Otherwise, you will earn a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy at the end of Year 3.

You will develop the core theoretical knowledge and specialist clinical skills required by the speech and language therapy profession while learning the academic study skills you need to earn a higher education qualification.

Our course places particular emphasis on scientific thinking, preparing you to incorporate clinical enquiry into your chosen career path. You will gain practical, hands-on experience through placements.

You will be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists after graduation. MSpchLangTher students will only be able to go into practice after the end of their fourth year.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

82%
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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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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.

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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Therapy professionals
37%
Health professionals
6%
Childcare and related 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.

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£29k

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£30k

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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