Speech and Language Therapy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Speech and language therapists work alongside children and adults who have difficulties with speech, language, and communication, eating, drinking, and swallowing. Through holistic assessment and management, speech and language therapists collaborate with the individual, their family and/or carer to provide person-centred care that encompasses health, wellbeing, participation, and quality of life. This Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) course has been co-developed by practicing speech and language therapists with extensive clinical experience. Service users and carers, who are part of the University’s Public Partnership Group, have also contributed to this course. Through three overarching themes, you can develop interdisciplinary knowledge and the core capabilities to undertake holistic assessment and management of individuals with a range of speech and language therapy related difficulties. Those themes are clinical and professional skills, underpinning knowledge, and underpinning clinical knowledge. Why Study Speech and Language Therapy BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? The course integrates theory with practical skills in a balanced mix across both paediatrics and adults. Practice-based education, which includes placements, will incorporate all age groups in a variety of contexts and environments. The course emphasises life-long transferable skills for graduates to implement in a variety of related career pathways, in, for example clinical, research, leadership, and education. To acquire essential skills that reflect the multidisciplinary ethos of the profession, you’ll study interprofessionally with learners from other healthcare professions. You’ll also benefit from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities via the University’s new Daphne Steele Building, which will open in 2024 on the site of the National Health Innovation campus. Following the course, you might work in healthcare, as an allied health professional, as a speech-language pathologist, a therapist, or in another relevant role. Professional Bodies The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Speech and Language Therapy BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Speech and Language Therapy.


This is a common first year, comprising: • Biomedical Sciences for Speech and Language Therapy • Clinical and Professional Capabilities 1 • Fundamentals of Speech, Language and Communication 1 • Introduction to Clinical Management in Speech and Language Therapy • Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics • Professional Development and Research 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Learning and teaching will be delivered through seminars, group work, practical experience, lectures, presentations, problem-based learning, and simulation. Service users and carers may also be involved. You’ll also be involved in a variety of practice education sessions in both university and placement settings to develop theoretical understanding and knowledge, integrating theory with practice. Assessment includes coursework, practice/competency-based learning, and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Speech and Language Therapists, Royal College of
  • Health and Care Professions Council

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

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. In addition, five GCSEs or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification at grade C/level 4 or above, including Maths, English and a single Science covering Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics (Double/Dual Award Science grade CC or above; grade 4 for those sitting their GCSEs from 2017 onwards). If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/health-foundation-pathway-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. Should you meet our admissions criteria, you'll be offered an individual interview, typically of no longer than 30 minutes. At present, the interview will likely be carried out using a virtual platform unless there are exceptional circumstances in which an alternative format may be provided. The interview panel may involve members from the University/programme academic team, practising Speech and Language Therapists, service users and/or carers and Placement Educators. Questions will be based on the Values Based Recruitment Framework (HEE, 2016) that will enable you to demonstrate your personality, attributes and skills, whilst ensuring that your individual values and behaviours align with those of the NHS Constitution (NHS, 2015). This is particularly important as future healthcare professionals. Some questions have been set by service users and/or carers to ensure that we include what matters to them when selecting our learners. In addition to considering your interview, we will also review your personal statement which you submitted to UCAS. You may therefore want to include information that illustrates your awareness of Speech and Language Therapy as a profession and what has motivated you to choose this as a career. Whilst we appreciate that not everyone will have gained prior experience in this area, showing your commitment and engagement, such as undertaking a relevant reading, listening to a podcast and/or attending a webinar is welcomed. Evidence of interpersonal/teamwork is also beneficial. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Other equivalent qualifications that suggest the student has an equal opportunity of succeeding on the course eg a relevant Access Course, previous professional qualification and/or degree. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 8.0 overall with no element lower than 7.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18700 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding: Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website. The link also provides information on access to funding in relation to associated practice-based learning costs such as travel and accommodation.

Speech and Language Therapy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS