Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

University of Sheffield · Department of Human Communication Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in any subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if their practical experience is particularly strong.

You must have work experience relevant to speech and language therapy.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll ask you to come to an interview.

You must produce an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a health screening before starting the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. This enables the individual to work in a diverse range of settings and roles, from schools and hospitals to higher education and research.

The course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

What will you learn?

You will investigate a range of subjects, including biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics, communication and research methods. You will learn how to assess and manage a range of communication and swallowing disorders. Your skills will be put into practice through a series of clinical placements throughout the course. We’re one of only a few departments of our kind to run an in-house clinic. So as an MMedSci student at Sheffield, you’ll benefit from specialist facilities and training.


The course provides an interactive learning experience involving active participation, case-based and inquiry-based learning and small group teaching with an overall emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical expertise. Some practical teaching takes place in the University’s human pathology laboratories.

You will learn from a team of clinical and research specialists including speech and language therapists, psychologists, audiologists, linguists, information technologists, and medical practitioners. Throughout the course, you will be working closely with your peers and tutors in a supportive environment.


Assessment of your knowledge and skills uses a variety of methods. These include exams, coursework and evaluation of clinical work. Your dissertation comprises a research-based systematic review of a clinically relevant topic in the second year of the programme.

To maximise your clinical skills, you’ll go on placements in our clinic and in settings throughout Sheffield and surrounding areas.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 8.0 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2405