Taught course

Speech and Language Therapy

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Human Communication Sciences
Qualifications
MMedSci

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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.

DBS Disclosure and Health Screening

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council, this course allows you to work in a diverse range of settings and roles as a speech and language therapist.

Course description

This course leads to a professional qualification to practise as a speech and language therapist. You’ll be able to work in a diverse range of settings, for example schools and hospitals, nurseries, clinics or the client’s home. You might also pursue a role in higher education and research.

Speech and language therapists provide treatment and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communicating, eating, drinking or swallowing. Therapists take a collaborative approach, working alongside the individual’s carer, teacher or family, as well as other professionals.

The course follows six main themes:

  1. Communication – linguistics, psychology and how this relates to speech and language pathology.
  2. Participation and Society – how the study of sociology and social and health psychology impact on speech and language therapy.
  3. Research Methods – develop the research skills essential to providing evidence-based health care.
  4. Biomedical Sciences – anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology, and how to link them to speech and language pathology.
  5. Key Clinical Topics – develop your professional competence.
  6. Professional Practice – put your skills to work for a range of clients with communication impairments.

Accreditation

Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council

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

English language requirements

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

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2405