Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

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Entry requirements

When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to work in clinical practice as a speech and language therapist with children and adults.

You can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration to practise as a speech and language therapist. You can also apply for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the professional body for speech and language therapy in the UK.

Roles for registered speech and language therapists include working with patients in NHS hospitals, with children in schools and clinics, and in community rehabilitation.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Speech and Language Therapy pre-registration course is an accelerated, two-year postgraduate course aimed at graduates who wish to prepare to practise as a registered speech and language therapist. Our course content reflects the values of the NHS constitution and combines theory and practical sessions over 45 weeks per year.

On the course, you’ll study topics including early language delay, traumatic brain injury, and difficulties swallowing (dysphagia). You’ll also explore areas such as autism and fluency, phonological delay and disorder, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. We aim to prepare you to work across a variety of settings with both children and adults.

To fund your postgraduate pre-registration MSc Speech and Language Therapy course, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses. Find out more about funding your MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-registration).

As a graduate of our course, you’re eligible for professional registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You'll go on placement in both years of study. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, children with autism in a residential complex, and adults recovering from strokes in hospital.

The majority of our teaching team are speech and language therapists, and you’ll usually have specialist teaching sessions with a phonetician and psychologist too.

Many members of our team have worked in local education authorities and across the NHS. Their work experience means that they understand health and education across both paediatric and adult settings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0161 247 6969