Taught course

Language Pathology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields:

  • psychology
  • neuroscience
  • linguistics
  • English language and literature
  • modern languages
  • a medical discipline, such as biomedical science or medicine

We will also consider your application if you have a first degree in a different subject plus relevant industry experience.

Your degree must have been 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 care or nursing home
  • working with children with special needs or adults with disabilities
  • working with 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 have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and an occupational health assessment.

Months of entry

September

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 or other settings. This practical course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
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 and evaluate to one client with the support of both a practice educator and academic supervisor.

Information for international students

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)

  • we do not accept any equivalent English language qualifications for this course
  • you must have achieved your IELTS qualification by the time you apply
  • your IELTS certificate must be uploaded using the Applicant Portal
  • applications without IELTS certificates will not be considered

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Name
Programme Secretary, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
speech@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7385