Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and either have studied successfully to A-level standard or above in the last 5 years or obtained recent and significant relevant work experience (for example, working as a speech and language therapy assistant). Applicants require GCSE Maths or equivalent at grade C or above.

The 'personal statement' section of the application form is for you to provide additional information to support your application. Personal statement guidance can be found via the link in the 'How to apply for this course' section. Your personal statement is limited to 700 words.

From the personal statement we are looking for information in the areas listed below. If any of these areas are not addressed in the personal statement, this may significantly disadvantage your application. You’re therefore strongly advised to include information from all the areas.

The threshold score above which students are shortlisted for interview may vary from year to year.

  • Reasons for choosing speech and language therapy
  • Work experience
  • Personal attributes, skills and values

Additional requirements:

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate as a criminal record check is required for all students. This will be completed through the University prior to enrolment.

Satisfactory occupational health clearance is also required to participate in this course.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

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 Park

inson’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.

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 and have further practice-based learning experiences. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, working with children with autism in a residential complex, and working with adults recovering from strokes in hospital.

The majority of our teaching team are speech and language therapists, and you will have specialist teaching sessions with other experts in their field, such as linguistics.

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