Speech and Language Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

This new four year integrated master’s course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to start a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist. You will learn the theory of speech and language therapy, and placements will immerse you in a variety of clinical environments. We are passionate about original research and you will have the chance to explore an area that inspires you. Why QMU?

  • Our classes are small compared with some other universities, so you will enjoy more personal support and guidance from lecturers.
  • Your learning will be boosted by input from experienced speech and language therapists working in the NHS and independent sectors.
  • Learning from our research-active team, you will be fully involved in relevant research.
  • QMU is internationally renowned for its research in speech and language.
Our ability to communicate with others is a vital part of who we are as individuals, and how we fit in with society. Speech and language therapists play a vital role in assessing and treating people who have communication and swallowing difficulties, developmental and acquired. Clients can be of all ages, from newborn to the elderly. If you are passionate about applying scientific principles to support communication and want to make a difference to others lives, we can help you forge a fascinating career. On this course you will:
  • Develop a strong theoretical understanding of speech and language therapy (SLT) through modules in linguistics, psychology, biological and medical sciences, and research methods.
  • Carry out regular clinical placements that will build your practical skills. You will be placed in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools and clinics to ensure you gain a range of experience.
This is a four year integrated undergraduate master’s course. Students commence the course with a view to graduating with a master’s degree in four years. Students have the opportunity to transfer at the end of Year Two to a BSc (Hons) route. In Years Three and Four students are often taught alongside postgraduate students studying on the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration). On successful completion of either the three or four-year route, students will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a speech and language therapist.


Year One Foundations for SLT: Foundations of Linguistics Foundations for SLT: Biological and Medical Sciences 1 Professional Practice: Clinical and Professional Capabilities Foundations for SLT: Language Structure, Processing and Variation Foundation for SLT: Lifespan Professional Practice: Lifespan Placement Research for SLT: Cognitive Sciences and Research Methods 1 Year Two Foundation for SLT: Biological and Medical Sciences 2 Speech and Language Pathology: Developmental Language DisorderFoundations for SLT: Advanced Phonetic Analysis Professional Practice: Practice-Based Learning 2 Speech and Language Pathology: Specific Speech Disorders Speech and Language Pathology: Developmental and Acquired Dysphagia Research for SLT: Cognitive Sciences and Research Methods 2   Year Three Speech and Language Pathology: Developmental Disorders of Social Communication Professional Practice: Delivering Services to Reflect Diversity   Speech and Language Pathology: Organic Speech Impairments and Voice Disorders   Speech and Language Pathology: Acquired Language and Neurogenic Communication Impairments   Professional Practice: Practice-Based Learning 3     Research for SLT: Investigative Methods    Year Four Speech and Language Pathology: Physical, Sensory and Intellectual Impairment   Speech and Language Pathology: Hearing Impairment & Deaf Culture Professional Practice: Training and Leadership/ Professional Practice: Practice-Based Learning 4 Research for SLT: Research Project Professional Practice: Applied Clinical Decision Making

Assessment method

You will be taught in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a range of assessments throughout the course.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Speech and Language Therapists, Royal College of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 8.0 and with no individual component less than 7.5.

QMU English Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free. International fees for undergraduate courses within the School of Health Sciences are £15,500. The following courses however are £8,000 for international fee payers: BSc Food Science & Innovation, BSc Nutrition and BSc Public Health. Please note: there are some Health Sciences courses that are not open to international applications. Please check the individual course pages on the QMU website before applying.

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Speech and Language Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS