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Course summary

Through this MSci (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy degree you will prepare for a career as a qualified speech and language therapist and gain valuable experience of working with patients. As a Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) student, you will benefit directly from our world-class research into subjects, such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. You will also be able to take advantage of our in-house speech and language therapy clinic, observational facilities, speech research laboratory and new sound recording room. We are one of the first departments in the UK to host NHS clinics in our purpose-built speech and language therapy facility on site. This course is an undergraduate entry integrated Masters, and has been approved by the Health Care Professions Council. Once you graduate from the MSci Speech and Language Therapy programme, you can apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council which will then allow you to work as a speech and language therapist. The MSci has been identified by our students, local employers and other stakeholders as the best way forward to maintain quality and enjoyment of the programme and to support future employment. This course combines theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and you will gain hands-on experience right from the start. For example, in year one, during our "Child Development Assignment", you will be assigned a baby and go to home visits in order to observe its development over approximately 18 months. This will allow you to observe how a typically developing child develops, and enable you to develop your professional skills of interacting with parents and engaging with young children. Throughout the course you will study core modules in linguistics, psychology, medical sciences and language pathology. You will also cover therapy and management, and how to diagnose, assess and treat (or manage) communication and swallowing disorders. You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working within a large range of professional settings through a combination of weekly and block placement opportunities. The majority of our staff are practising speech and language therapists, and they will give you a direct insight into the latest developments in clinical practice. During the final year you will be able to pursue your own interests through optional subjects such as autism spectrum disorders or specific language impairments. Additionally, you will carry out an original piece of research and write a dissertation. The values of the course are aligned with those set out in the NHS Constitution. The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is committed to providing an excellent quality service, demonstrating compassion and dignity, care and respect to our patients, students and colleagues whilst embracing equality and diversity. We achieve this by clarity of communication and reflecting courage and integrity in all areas of our work, supported by our knowledge, competence and innovation. Placement You will have the opportunity to carry out both weekly and block placements through this course. These take place in a large range of clinical settings, including within NHS organisations, schools and the private and voluntary sector. Placements are organised by our in-house team and are carefully selected in order to give you variety of experiences and the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic professionals in a well-supported environment. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide of range of children and adults, and develop your communication, clinical and research skills within professional settings. By the end of the degree you will have amassed around 600 hours' experience in observing and treating patients with communication and swallowing problems. This is in excess of the minimum number required by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Modules

We will be updating this page with module information over the coming weeks.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B62M
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBB.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

A declaration of health and evidence is required of up-to-date hepatitis B and tuberculosis vaccinations.

Interview

Other

Candidates should demonstrate a deep understanding of speech and language therapy and be aware of the clinical populations therapists typically work with. This can be achieved through personal research or experience having worked with children or adults with or without communication disorders. Previous applicants have gained experience through voluntary or paid work, for example in local hospitals, schools, charities, elderly care homes, play schemes, etc. You can also observe speech and language therapists in clinical settings but this is not a requirement as we are aware this is often difficult to arrange.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)88.0 overall with no element less than 7.5
TOEFL (iBT)118

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Speech and Language Therapy at University of Reading - UCAS