Overview Study for a degree in Speech and Language Therapy and open a world of opportunities. 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. 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 fulfil 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, our Problem-Based Learning (PBL) programme design will help you develop skills such as team working, negotiating and leadership. You’ll also use group learning to expand your knowledge of SLT practice. You’ll develop your learning beyond the classroom with practice placements, beginning with training from staff and service users on how to effectively communicate with people with communication needs and opportunities to hone your skills through regular interactions with an assigned adult conversation partner. You will finish year 1 by practising communication skills with children, adapting for their stages of development. In years 2 and 3, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic practice in clinical settings, supported by qualified therapists. Practice education features throughout the course, ensuring you have the clinical and core skills you’ll need for real working environments. As part of your training, you will complete the Pre-registration eating, drinking and swallowing competencies - competency document | RCSLT. 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 learning with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students and spend some of your time studying alongside students from other health professions, as well from other outside the School of Health Sciences. 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:
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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.
UEA English Language Equivalencies
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.