Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

University of Reading · Department of Clinical Language Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a good first or upper second class (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a related field such as linguistics, psychology, medical sciences or education. Evidence of recent study is normally required if the first degree was completed more than four years previously.

Months of entry


Course content

Language is at the heart of human life; study a subject crucial to our understanding of ourselves as individuals, as members of society, and as a species. At the University of Reading you will benefit from excellent teaching informed by cutting-edge research; 98% of our research submission was judged to be of international standing in a recent national assessment. A purpose-built NHS speech and language clinic on campus means that you can access first-class observational facilities, a well-equipped speech research laboratory and a new sound recording room. Furthermore, we are closely associated with the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism. These provide state-of-the-art facilities including eye-tracking, EER, fMRI and TMS, and a rich multidisciplinary research environment. Additionally, you can benefit from excellent and varied placement opportunities. This is thanks to our close relationship with local speech and language therapy services and the large proportion of our staff who are qualified and practising speech and language therapists.

• Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists • Develop your communication, clinical and research skills within professional settings • Focus on clinically related topics • Apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to work as a speech and language therapist upon graduation

Our programmes are highly relevant for your future career. Our MSc Speech and Language Therapy programme is recognised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Speech and language therapists work with adults and children with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required: IELTS: 7.5 overall with no element less than 7.0 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Speech and Language Therapy