Speech and Language Therapy

Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Learn to support people of all ages with communication or swallowing problems and qualify as a Speech and Language Therapist with this BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy degree. Our course, which is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, uses a variety of innovative activities and placements to provide you with the skills and expertise to gain employment from the moment you graduate. The course has been running for over 50 years' so rest assured that you will have first-hand advice from experienced professionals and be supported every step of the way. Taught at our recently expanded £71 million City South Campus, our facilities include two state-of-the-art SLT clinic rooms and a home environment suite to give you real-life experience and develop practical skills. Our staff are passionate about making a difference to you and society, and actively campaign for improved access to quality speech and language therapy services for all ages. Upon graduation you will be ready to apply to the HCPC for registration as a speech and language therapist. This course can be completed over 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB620
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBB BBB to BBC will be considered. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Health Studies or Early Years, or Science subjects. Award has to be equivalent to 120 UCAS points or higher
Access to HE Diploma Overall pass of 60 credits of which 45 credits must be at level 3. A minimum of 12 level 3 credits must be at Distinction and 24 at Merit. A total of 24 level 3 credits must be in health/science related subjects. Must be in a Health or Science related pathway GCSE Maths & English should be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students. Subject excluded - Non-health or science-related subjects
Scottish Higher CCCCC Must include mathematics and English language Must have been achieved at the point of application.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Must be offered along with either one A-level, or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification. To achieve a minimum of 120 UCAS points Health Studies or Early Years or science subjects
Scottish Advanced Higher obtain 120 tariff points Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Sociology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points from the IB overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5 and Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level)
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 A maximum of 5 subjects at Higher at grade H3 or equivalent overall profile Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Geography or Maths
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE 5 subjects at grade 4 Must include mathematics, and English language. Equivalent qualifications are not considered. Must have been achieved at the point of application.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Applicants are required to attend a visit day and complete a written interview. Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, reference and written interview all form part of the selection criteria for this course.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7.5 with no subtest below 7.0.

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Speech and Language Therapy at Birmingham City University - UCAS