A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields:
- 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.
Important information for students
Students undertaking a Speech and Language Science degree have unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults. The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences must ensure students undergo an enhanced DBS check to confirm they are fit to practise.
The School reserves the right to discontinue the studies of any student who receives an unsatisfactory DBS disclosure.
Visit the UK Government's website for more DBS information
What we are looking for in applicants
You will need the following to study this degree:
- excellent spoken and written communication and organisational skills
- to be able to work in a physically demanding environment (eg. on clinical placement)
- emotional resilience when helping people who find it hard to communicate
- to be personally attuned to the NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.
You will be asked to undertake Occupational Health checks prior to the course. Find out more about how health conditions and disabilities may affect your studies and the support that will be available:
Find out more about the NHS constitution
Find out more about applying to Speech and Language Sciences
Find out more about health and disability and becoming a health care professional.
Months of entry
- practical anatomy
- head and neck
- cognitive impairment
Information for international students
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.
Fees and funding
See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this 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 7385