City, University of London

Speech and Language Therapy City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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City, University of London's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) course sits within our Division of Language and Communication Science. We are the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK and have a long-established reputation for delivering excellent teaching and research.

Our three year BSc SLT course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and work as a Speech and Language Therapist. We also offer the option of taking an extra year to complete the Master in Speech and Language Therapy (MSLT).

The course covers the foundations of speech and language therapy including both the social and clinical context of human communication. The optional MSLT year offers a range of elective modules and is designed to enhance your knowledge of clinical specialisms and develop your skills in research and clinical leadership. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by over 25 in-house academic staff, with the necessary expertise in all relevant subjects, as well as the Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre, our in-house SLT clinic led by specialist practitioners.

Throughout the course you’ll undertake clinical placements in our in-house clinic, health centres, schools and hospitals, with the opportunity to observe a range of communication disabilities and apply theoretical understanding to clinical practice in settings throughout London. There are also opportunities to volunteer abroad during the course, offering a great experience to practise what has been learnt and further develop your skills in an international setting.

This degree leads to work in a rewarding and varied field - this could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.

A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work in a range of settings including health centres, hospitals, day centres, schools, charities and universities. Graduates can also work abroad and in the independent sector, or follow a career path in management, research or education.
Career prospects are excellent, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and 95% of our BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (Unistats).

City also offers a two year fast-track MSc in Speech and Language Therapy for those who have already graduated with a primary degree.

Course details


In year 1, you’ll explore the foundations of speech and the process of human communication in the social and clinical context. Core modules include: Articulatory Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Development; Biomedical Sciences 1, Anatomy and Physiology; Lifespan Studies; Speech Disorders, Dysfluency and Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Professional studies.

In year 2, you’ll explore the nature of speech, communication and swallowing in children and adults and attend weekly clinical placements. Core modules include: Applied Phonetics and Phonology; Biomedical Sciences 2, ENT/Neurology/Brain and Behaviour; Developmental Psychology and Research Methods; Language Sciences: Linguistics and Language Development; Dysphagia, Voice, Motor Speech Disorders, Dementia; Professional studies 2.

In year 3, you’ll examine the nature of cognition, language and communication disabilities in children and adults and attend weekly clinical placements. Core modules include: Evidence Based Practice and Data Analysis; Acoustic Phonetics, Audiology and Deafness; Acquired and Developmental Language Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, Child Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate; Professional Studies 3; Research Project.

Students who choose to study the Master in Speech and Language Therapy will continue to refine and develop their clinical skills and knowledge in areas such as Dysphagia and Disorders of Eating and Drinking, Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders and Cognitive Communication Impairments. They will also have the opportunity to, gain clinical leadership skills and further develop their knowledge of theory and skills in research.

Assessment method

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices. We use a variety of assessments including:

  • Exams
  • Tests
  • Coursework
  • Clinical placements

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code B620
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level ABB ABB or BBB with a relevant EPQ. In addition to five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Science-related subject. In addition to five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
Access to HE Diploma in a health or science related subject achieving 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3 (36 at Distinction and 9 at Merit). Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

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