Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

University of Reading · Department of Clinical Language Sciences

Entry requirements

Due to the popularity of this programme and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Please see the website for details of application deadlines. You are normally required to have 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

* 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 and work as a speech and language therapist upon graduation

About this Department

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; 97% of our research submission was judged to be of international standing in the most recent national assessment.[1] 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.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Information for international students

7.5 overall with no element less than IELTS: 7.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see the website for fee information
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team