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.
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.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Unless studying towards an Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject, all applicants must have a minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English Language and Mathematics in addition to other requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.
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