Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) are health professionals who work closely with parents, carers, teachers, nurses, doctors and other Allied Health professionals. Almost one in five people experience communication difficulties and this is where SLTs can help. On completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT). You will provide life-changing support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing. Young people with communication difficulties can find school hard and are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system, and SLTs are aiming to change that through early intervention. You will have the opportunity to graduate with practical competencies in dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing disorders) to Level C of the RCSLT framework. This makes our graduates extremely attractive to employers. The SLT course is academically demanding and covers a broad curriculum to allow you to register for professional practice. You will learn core skills in topics such as linguistics, phonetics and speech and language pathology. You will also develop your clinical and professional skills through practical placements and modules that cover counselling and professional skills. Why this course at Marjon? • Ability to graduate ready to work with patients who have swallowing difficulties, as required by the NHS. • Only pre-registration SLT course in the South West of England. • On-site clinic with voice analysis equipment, a fully equipped speech science lab and SLT resource room full of clinical tools to develop your hands-on experience. • Extensive clinical placement experience across a range of settings including hospitals, schools and clinics. What might I become? This degree is designed to help you launch a successful career as a Speech and Language Therapist. Many SLTs work in the NHS but you may also choose to work in community clinics, education, private practice and other settings. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Speech and Language Therapy at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)
Lloyd - Third year, Speech and Language Therapy; “The first year was about learning the basic skills a speech and language therapist should have. It covered linguistics, phonology and the anatomy of speech. The second year involved taking the skills we had learnt in first year and applying them to clinical practice. In our third year we are looking at the specific details of some complex conditions and learning how to create full intervention plans for someone with communication difficulties.” 1st Year Professional Knowledge and Skills Bioscience for SLT Introduction to Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Topics in Psychology Language through the Lifecourse Lifelong Disability Studies 2nd Year Professional Knowledge and Skills Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics SLT Process and Practice Introduction to neurogenic communication disorders Paediatric speech, language and communication disorders Research Methods for SLT Voice and Stammering 3rd Year Professional Knowledge and Skills Advanced Dysphagia Cognitive Neuropsychology Advanced Studies in Paediatric Speech, Language and Communication Disorders Advanced Aphasiology and Apraxia of Speech Alternative and Augmentative Communication Writing a Clinical Research Proposal Clinical Research Project
You will have a range of assessments including exams, essays, case files, oral presentations, posters, clinical exams and designing and producing SLT resources. You will also be assessed on your clinical competencies developed through placements.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Degrees and Foundation degrees will be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students must consent to receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination as a condition of entry. It has now been confirmed that mandatory Covid vaccinations for health and social care workers, and students on placements, in England will no longer be legally required. However, the Health Secretary has said he still considers it “a professional responsibility for health and care staff, and others who work in the health and social care sectors, to be vaccinated” and as such, we strongly recommend that all students are fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt) before undertaking clinical placement activities. We will discuss Covid vaccination and implications for placement with students on commencement of the programme.
English language requirements
Applicants who do not have English as their first language and/or have not received their education through the medium of English, must achieve an IELTS score 7.5 overall and no element below 7.0 by the start of the programme.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|