Speech and Language Therapy at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Speech and language therapists work collaboratively with children and adults of all ages who are experiencing challenges with speech, language and communication and/or eating, drinking and swallowing. We work closely with parents, carers and families, as well as many other professionals, to identify, assess and offer support to people in many, different ways. Speech and language therapy really is a rich and varied profession. At DMU, you’ll study a wide range of topics across the three-year programme – including phonetics and phonology, psychology, medical sciences, linguistics and language development. As the course progresses, you’ll learn more about communication disabilities, evidence-based practice and intervention and have opportunities to develop your own focus in your final year dissertation project. Alongside your academic studies, each year you’ll undertake practice-based learning, including weekly and block placements in a range of settings, such as schools, hospitals, care homes and in the community. This enables you to apply your learning to practice and develop your clinical and professional skills in real-life situations. All speech and language therapy students are eligible to receive a bursary of at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. See further information, including details of eligible health professional courses. Key features

  • Our course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a professional.
  • Varied practical opportunities, right from the beginning of year 1, will enable you to build your essential clinical and professional skills.
  • We have a strong focus on developing inter-professional skills and include specific events and activities in each year, working with other health and education students to understand and make the most of effective collaborative working.
  • We have well-established links with East Midlands NHS, school and independent providers to ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.
  • We have a clear emphasis on employability throughout our teaching and learning, as well as inviting employers, newly qualified and experienced SLTs to share their knowledge and perspectives to support your transition from student to SLT.
  • You could gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous students have visited schools and community groups in India, supported deaf children in The Gambia and taught English to children in Bangkok.


YEAR ONE: Professional Practice Education 1 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology Medical Sciences Communication Disability and Psychology YEAR TWO: Professional Practice 2 Clinical Linguistics Assessments Intervention 1: Language and Cognition Intervention 2: Speech and Swallowing Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods YEAR THREE: Professional Practice 3 Transition to the Workplace Intervention: Specialist Settings Speech and Language Therapy Project Language, Interaction and Society

Assessment method

Teaching includes: lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, practical workshops, inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions and work-based placement sessions. You will also benefit by receiving support from a personal tutor. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, you will normally benefit from around 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week plus at least 150 work-based placement sessions of approx. 3 ½ hrs per session. Assessment includes: written and video exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, a portfolio, dissertation, teaching contact hours.

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

As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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

EU £16250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Speech and Language Therapy at De Montfort University - UCAS