As a speech and language therapist, you’ll work with adults and children who may have language, speech, fluency, voice, communication, or swallowing disorders. You’ll identify problems and help people to improve their communication skills. On this three-year course, you’ll explore topics from the structure of language and how speech sounds are expressed, to anatomy, the psychology behind our development, and the effects of politics on the provision of speech and language therapy in the community. You won’t simply learn the theories and research behind how we communicate and why people have difficulties in communicating, you’ll also learn the practical skills you’ll need. You’ll study the techniques, skills and methods used to assess, analyse, and manage clients, such as using boards with symbols that children can point to or swallowing tests for adults who have suffered a stroke to determine the treatment they need. You’ll complete clinical placements in each year of study. Past placements have included working in a hospital with adults who have had strokes, special educational needs (SEN) provision for teenagers in a secondary school, and in community clinics. Features and benefits
- Approved course- When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means you can practise as a speech and language therapist, and gain membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
- Real-world experience- You’ll go on clinical placements in every year of study.
- Outstanding facilities- You’ll have access to our on-campus ICON Centre, which features a wide range of high-tech equipment for speech analysis and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
- Teaching expertise- You’ll learn from experienced and professionally registered speech and language therapists.
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
We will interview you as part of your application At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or 4 and a Science (Biology or Human Biology preferred). We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Functional Skills or Key Skills. IELTS 8.0 overall with no less than 7.5 in any element Level 3 study required within last 5 years - if outside of this can complete OU modules A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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