Upper second class degree/ Masters level degree in relevant subject (biology, psychology or linguistics), or upper second class degree modules in at least one of these areas. -Work experience (more than a month) with people who have speech or communication impairments. This could be shadowing an SLT, volunteering with the Stroke Association or a stammering group, working with autistic children or alongside the elderly who have speech/communication difficulties (preferably in NHS but this is not always possible).
Months of entry
This course is for people with a relevant degree to refocus their studies into the area of speech and language therapy. It will enable you to register with the Health Profession Council to practice as an speech and language therapist in the UK.
As a speech and language therapist, you will diagnose and treat children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties. This will include developmental disorders and speech and language problems resulting from injury, stroke and disease. You will also develop strong practical skills as well as a sound understanding of the theory of speech and language therapy.
There is a major clinical studies (ie placement) element to this course and clinical work is underpinned by modules in linguistics, psychology and biological and medical sciences. Although every effort is made to arrange summer block placements to suit students' circumstances, this is not always possible and students must be prepared to be flexible about placement location and timing. Students are responsible for any travel and/ or accommodation costs incurred during placements.
N.B: International applicants should be aware that full registration entails completion of a probationary period of clinical practice in the UK after the successful completion of the degree. It may be necessary to confirm with the professional body in your home country that this qualification is recognised and full registration in the UK will entitle you to practice in your home country.
Information for international students
Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 8.0 with no individual element below 7.5. (SELT required Secure English Language Test)
NB International applicants should be aware that full registration with the RCSLT entails completion of a probationary period of clinical practice in the UK after the successful completion of the degree. It may be necessary to confirm with the professional body in your home country that this qualification is recognised and that full registration in the UK will entitle you to practice in your home country.
Fees and funding
This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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