Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Work with people experiencing communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing, from children who stammer to adults recovering from brain injuries. Speech and language therapists (SLT) are privileged to work with people throughout their entire lifespan, from neonatal to end of life care. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain a professional qualification as an SLT in three years
  • Learn to provide assessment and intervention for communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing
  • Study a variety of subjects such as psychology, linguistics and speech pathology
  • Attend guest lectures from specialist clinicians and medics to ensure your learning is current and to expand your networks
  • Experience ongoing and block placements through a mixed placement model
Funding From 1 August 2017 there will be a new funding system for new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses in England, with the system moving from NHS grants to student loans. Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance. We adopt a mixed placement model, which means that you'll have the opportunity to experience ongoing and block placements. An ongoing placement means that you are on placement one day per week, whilst in university the remaining days. On a block placement, you’ll spend all week on placement, with no lectures during these periods. You’ll be required to travel to placements independently and these will be located throughout the Yorkshire and Humberside region. You'll undertake ongoing and block work placements in all three years of your course. You'll also be able to make the most of course-related opportunities such as campaigning and raising awareness of people with communication difficulties, getting involved in the speech and language therapy society and volunteering in the UK and abroad. You’ll gain a wide range of clinical experiences with both children and adults. Why study Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Professional accreditations
  • 94% of students were positive about the teaching on BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy*
  • Access to specialist facilities
  • Gain a professional qualification as an SLT in three years
  • Placement opportunities throughout the course
*National Student Survey 2023 This course is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Academic & Clinical Skills
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Medical Sciences for SLT
  • Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to EBP (Evidence-based Practice)
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Linguistics
  • Integrated SLT Studies 1
  • SLT Clinical placement L4 (non-credit bearing)
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Integrated SLT Studies 2
  • Eating, Drinking & Swallowing
  • Cognition for Communication
  • Applied Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Applied EBP for SLT
  • Applied Psychology
  • Speech Disorders
  • Applied Medical Sciences for SLT
  • SLT Clinical placement L5 (non-credit bearing)
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Communication Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Current Issues in SLT
  • Evidence for Practice (dissertation)
  • Integrated SLT Studies 3
  • Transition to Practice
- SLT Clinical Placement L6 (non-credit bearing)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2:1 or above is acceptable in lieu of the above A-level and related qualifications. Please note those applying to meet this part of the entry requirements do not need to have completed the degree within the last 5 years or meet the requirement to have recent study within the last 5 years.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Hub account for further interview details.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.5 with no skills below 7.0, or an equivalent.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

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Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS