A 2:2 degree in a related subject such as biological or medical science, psychology, linguistics, English language, health and social care, or child development.
A first degree in any subject with experience of working in a speech and language therapy service, or in any healthcare, social care or education setting where people with speech, language, and communication difficulties are supported.
Applicants should also be able to describe their experiences of:
-working with or observing adults and/or children with speech, language and communication needs
-their understanding of the full range of the speech, language and communication difficulties and the ways in which these impact the lives of adults and children and their families.
Entry to the programme is subject to an interview, which is underpinned by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Professional Standards.
Other requirements include:
- Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including a check of all cautions and warnings as well as convictions, before their place on the course is confirmed. Note that the University will pay the costs of this check directly on your behalf.
- Be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to Level 8 of the International English Language Testing system, with no element below 7.5. The requirement is stricter for speech and language therapists than for all other HCPC professions, as communication in English is a core professional skills (standard 14.20, Standards of Proficiency for Speech and Language Therapists).
Applicants with disabilities:
We take seriously our obligation to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all students with disabilities can successfully complete their studies. All applicants will be assessed on the basis of the criteria outlined here regardless of any disability. If you declare a disability we will invite you to work with us to explore how best we can support your studies.
You must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.
Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the admissions team on 01522 886097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Months of entry
Information for international students
Please note, this programme is not currently available to international applicants.
Fees and funding
From September 2023, pre-registration undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students can apply for the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF).
If eligible, you will receive:
- A training grant of £5,000 GBP per academic year.
- Increased parental support of £2,000 GBP, if you have at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs.
- Increased money back for excess travel and temporary accommodation costs (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses) while you're on your practice placement.
- Students experiencing financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund).
For more information and to see your eligibility, visit: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf
Please note, this government bursary is available to Home students only.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- PG Enquiries