Our three-year BSc Speech and Language Therapy course will prepare you for a career as a speech and language therapist who treats, supports and cares for those with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing problems. You will develop the core theoretical knowledge and specialist clinical skills required by the speech and language therapy profession while learning the academic study skills you need to earn a higher education qualification. Our course places particular emphasis on scientific thinking, preparing you to incorporate clinical enquiry into your chosen career path. You will gain practical, hands-on experience through block placements in each of the three years of study. You will be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists after graduation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We consider your full educational background. A decision about your suitability for this course will not be taken based solely on the foundation year completed, and will include all prior qualifications. Applicants should pass the Foundation Year at the first attempt as resits may not be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
If your application is successful, we require you to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The University of Manchester is mindful of the health of both its students and of the public, with whom healthcare students come into contact on placement. If your application is successful, we will require you to comply with a confidential health screening check as advised by the Department of Health to meet your offer conditions. The health screening comprises completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and their General Practitioner and also a medical appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department, who will advise on any follow-up vaccination or other intervention which may be indicated. See Higher Education Occupational Physicians/ Practitioners (HEOPS) Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Students - Standards of medical fitness to train for more information.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. Applicants will be invited to take part in multiple mini interviews with a focus on values-based recruitment , an approach developed by Health Education England that looks at whether potential students' values and behaviours align with those of the NHS Constitution. Interviews are scheduled to take place between November and February.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||8||With no component less than 7.5.|
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B or 6 or; - IELTS 8.0, with no component less than 7.5.or; - An acceptable equivalent qualification. Applicants for whom English is not a first language should appreciate that a particularly high standard of spoken and written English is necessary to cope with linguistics, phonetics and clinical work. As a minimum we require the above English language requirements. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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