Overview Study for a degree in Speech and Language Therapy and open up a world of opportunities. It is estimated that over 2.5 million people in the UK alone have a communication disorder. So a Speech and Language Therapist’s scope of work is very broad. You could work with people of any age and from any background; anyone who experiences difficulties with communication and swallowing. It’s rewarding work, too. On our degree course, you’ll gain the skills you need to guide and advise people as they manage their individual challenges and how to support their families and other health and education professionals. You’ll have a positive effect on their everyday lives, helping them not only overcome their difficulties but also to reveal their personal strengths and fulfill their potential. About This Course Speech and language therapy builds on a foundation of linguistics and phonetics, psychology, and anatomy and physiology. Our course covers all areas of SLT research, intervention and practice. From the beginning of this three-year programme, you’ll discover how these core academic areas relate to a wide range of client groups, including children with developmental speech and language disorders, individuals with learning disabilities, and adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties. These client groups form the basis for your modules. Throughout the course, you’ll use Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to develop skills such as team working, negotiating and leadership. You’ll also use group learning to expand your knowledge of SLT practice. You’ll then take your learning beyond the classroom with practice placements. Here you’ll have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic practice with real-life clients, working alongside qualified therapists. Practice education features throughout the course, ensuring you have the clinical and core skills you’ll need for real working environments. Taught within the School of Health Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy at UEA reflects our multidisciplinary ethos. That ethos has been developed and nurtured as a reflection of the real-life practices of working healthcare professionals. As such, you’ll undertake shared modules with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students and spend some of your time studying alongside students from other health professions, as well from other UEA Schools including Medicine and Education. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or C including English Language, Mathematics and a science. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email [email protected]
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Offers will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references. We will let you know what you need to do (and when) to meet these conditions if you are successful in gaining an offer. As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level: • IELTS: 7.5 overall (minimum 7.5 in each component)|
We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
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