Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related area at 2:1 or above.

All entrants on courses leading to eligibility to apply for HCPC registration must satisfy the following requirements:

The Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Social Care Course Policy states that all courses must ensure that the relevant criminal conviction/disclosure and barring systems and health clearance procedures are in place and that all students gain clearance as part of the course admissions procedures.

Students must have an Occupational Health Clearance and evidence of relevant up to date vaccinations before embarking on placement.

All applicants who meet the educational admission criteria are invited to participate in a values-based selection process via Interview. A successful interview is required for a place to be offered to applicants.

All applicants are strongly recommended to engage in some volunteering/ specific experience relevant to the nature of the profession/ course of study to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the professional role, as part of their preparation the interview.

Months of entry


Course content


This new postgraduate, pre-registration Speech and language therapy degree is an exciting opportunity to enter a profession that works across the lifespan to support people to achieve their communication potential in a range of developmental and acquired communication needs and eating, drinking and swallowing disorders.

Throughout your studies you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of the professional frameworks within which you need to become an effective, safe and autonomous speech and language therapist. After successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration to hold the protected title of Speech and Language Therapist.

This course will prepare you to work flexibly and responsively in the changing contexts of health and social care, demonstrating leadership, embedded partnership working skills, and the ability to use evidence-based practice to inform and support your clinical reasoning and decision-making.

Why study MSc Speech and Language Therapy

This course enables you to become eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), and to apply for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Speech and language therapy is life changing for people with communication and swallowing difficulties. We are key to identifying, supporting, treating and educating about communication and swallowing needs so that everyone can find the support they need. We play a vital role in giving people a voice whatever their ability and in advocating for them to get their needs met so they can live, learn and thrive.

This course provides many opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. You will be taught by SLTs who are working in a range of highly specialist roles, and who have extensive knowledge and experience. Their work is both embedded and contributing to the evidence base of professional knowledge. Most of the team are working in current practice and will be able to support with the transition between the theory and its application with real people in need.

We pride ourselves on being a course that actively champions diverse representation and encourages inclusive leadership among both staff and students. We adapt our teaching and learning to you and your needs in the same way that we would encourage you to adapt your own clinical work as a speech and language therapist.

Speech and language therapy is a broad profession. We might work with a baby struggling to feed safely, break a cycle of deprivation in the youth justice sector, support a carer of someone with dementia, help a transgender person find their new voice, give someone a new piece of technology to allow them to speak; our involvement can change the course of people’s lives.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
01227 928000