Taught course

Language Pathology

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology, linguistics or a medical discipline. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a first degree in a different subject if they have relevant industry experience. The degree must be obtained by the time of application. You will need to upload the degree certificate using the Applicant Portal.

You are required to have practical experience of working in or observing speech language therapy clinics, or closely related experience such as working in a nursing home, with special needs children or individuals with learning disabilities. You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution. You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and an occupational health assessment.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Language Pathology MSc is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service. This practical course is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
In year one you will cover modules in psychology, linguistics and anatomy/physiology that underpin the discipline. You will also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases and have your first experiences of working clinically under supervision.
Year two is more specialised with a focus on motor, head and neck and cognitive impairments. With academic and clinical supervision, you will carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report), based on a therapy programme that you will deliver to one client.
You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.
Teaching is delivered through case-based problem solving which means you will be participating in guided self-directed learning and collaborating with peers in group work.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 8.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.5 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Accredited by the Health Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists of Great Britain and aims to train professionally qualified speech and language therapists. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with Health Professions Council; this registration is obligatory for practise in the UK,

Course contact details

Programme Secretary, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 8830