Taught course

Speech And Language Therapy

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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


Course content

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

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 8.5 and no individual component score below 8.0. **Please see further important details for international applicants in the general programme details**

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
28 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 131 474 0000
+44 (0) 131 474 0001