Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

City, University of London · Language and Communication Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. If you don't have a first degree or meet the PG Diploma entry requirements you may be eligible for the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy. Pre-requisites: While many applicants have a degree in a related subject area, such as linguistics or psychology, this is not a pre-requisite. Students on the course come from a range of academic backgrounds, both in the arts and sciences. Due to the high demand for places on NHS funded courses, as well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend a selection day held at City University London. You will be asked to complete the NHS Constitution Assessment, which is used to demonstrate that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information, please visit our Selection Day page.

Diploma/MSc Speech and Language Therapy

Months of entry


Course content

The Speech and Language Therapy PG Dip course leads to work in a challenging and varied field - you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.
City's Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy Diploma has an excellent reputation and is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science.
The programme is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff and is considered as one of the leading educational environments in the world.
At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.
Who is the Speech and Language Therapy course for? Our graduate-entry courses allow graduates with a first degree from disciplines other than healthcare to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual four - providing a fast-track route into health.
Is this course right for you? The Postgraduate Diploma is designed for students who are committed to a career in speech and language therapy. You will need to have: Good listening and communication skills, Good problem-solving skills, Good organisational skills, An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice, An enthusiasm for working with children and adults and as part of a team.
Why study Speech and Language Therapy at City? Studying the Speech and Language Therapy Postgraduate Diploma course is a fantastic way to start a career within the field of speech and language therapy. Not only is the course of the highest academic standard but City’s focus on your career objectives means you will have the opportunity to take clinical placements and gain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, Undertake clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals in London's diverse communities allowing you to gain experience with a range of communication disabilities, Gain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and entry to a respected profession, Enhance your career prospects in the UK, abroad and in the private sector, Fast track into a career in speech and language therapy by completing the pre-registration qualification in two years, Tuition fees paid by the NHS - a bursary from the NHS can also be made available to eligible students.

Information for international students

Applicants are required to prove their abilities in English if this is not their first language. IELTS 7

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £Tuition fees for PG Dip are paid by the NHS for home and EU students, Full-time Non EU: £15,000 per year (PG Dip); £17,000 per year (MSc) (2015/16)
As a student on the PG Dip Speech and Language Therapy course at City University London you will be entitled to funding from the National Health Service (NHS) which will cover the full costs of your tuition fees for the duration of your course. The funding is not a loan and you will not be expected to pay any tuition costs back after you graduate from the course.*
The conversion fee for 2015-2016 is £2,000 for home students and £4,000 for overseas students. Please note that fees are subject to change on an annual basis. We are offering a £500 fee waiver for students graduating in 2015. Scholarships: The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January: City University postgraduate scholarships, City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount, School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)
Bursaries: You may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested bursary. Please visit our funding section for information on NHS Bursaries, or the NHS Student Bursaries website for details.
Disclosure for US students: As part of US Loan regulations, City University are required to give Gainful Employment disclosures as part of our contract with the US Department of Education.

Qualification and course duration


full time
23 months


full time
23 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Professional practice20

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 5000
+44 (0)20 7040 8556