Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Speech and Language Therapy

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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

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

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

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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 - 112 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBB - BBC Excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 12 credits Distinction and 24 at Merit (of which 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject) If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold five GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS 120 to 112 UCAS points Excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health, Early Years, relevant Education subject or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. • Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. • Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include Psychology, Sociology, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Obtain a minimum of 30 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Maths, Health or Science related subject at Higher level
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five subjects at grade 4/C or above Must include Mathematics, English language subjects. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 2
HNC (BTEC) P 120 credits at level 4 Must be in a Psychology, English Language, Criminology, Social Science, Health, Education, Science or Linguistics related pathway
HND (BTEC) P 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in a Psychology, English Language, Criminology, Social Science, Health, Education, Science or Linguistics related pathway
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Must be in either Health and Social Care or Applied Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Health, Early Years, Education or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Health, Early Years, Education or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Health, Early Years, Education or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

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.

To register with the Health and Care Professions Council applicants for whom English is not a first language will require an overall IELTS score of 8, with no subtest below 7.5 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