Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) preferably in a related subject such as education, health or psychology PLUS a commitment to helping children and adults who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing. • It is essential that applicants have experience of paid or voluntary work in education, health or social care. • Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of an average of 8, with no score less than 7.5. • Places on this programme are subject to a Disclosure Barring Service check, occupational health screening and interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The content for this programme, which is offered by the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University, is applied closely to the practice of speech and language therapy. The programme gives students a detailed understanding of the changes that occur and difficulties that can arise for the individual who seeks the help of a speech and language therapist.

Speech and language therapists work in hospital wards and outpatient departments, mainstream and special schools, day centres and clients' homes, and courtrooms, prisons and young offenders' institutions. Practice placements are organised to give experience of a number of these settings.

The programme aims to develop speech and language therapists who are autonomous, accountable practitioners, competent and confident to contribute their evidence-based profession-specific skills and knowledge in the delivery of health, education and social care for users of speech and language therapy services and their families.

The programme is structured to maximise opportunities for learning how to work in an interprofessional and multi-agency context and within a changing workforce. A wide range of assessments are used including written assessments, presentations and assessment of placement education.

Please note that there are no tuition fees payable as places are commissioned by the NHS. Eligible students can apply for a means tested bursary for the duration of the programme. For more information please see www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

The aims of the programme are:

  • To acquire and satisfactorily demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Speech and Language Therapists, QAA benchmarks statements and to practise autonomously, interprofessionally, safely, competently and within the scope of practice, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • To develop a range of clinical skills and the confidence to employ them in practice contexts appropriately
  • To develop and comprehensively demonstrate critical understanding of a range of communication and other disorders relevant to Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), and the holistic and interprofessional management of these.


  • Orientation to Speech and Language Therapy (20 credits)
  • Biological Sciences for Speech and Language Therapy (20 credits)
  • Developmental Communication Disorders (20 credits)
  • Acquired Communication Disorders (20 credits)
  • Psychological Science and Human Development (20 credits)
  • Professional Development Module (20 credits)

Information for international students

Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 7.5 or above.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000
020 8331 8145