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Speech and Language Therapy

MSc / Postgrad Diploma |
City's Division of Language and Communication Science has an established reputation for teaching and research excellence. Join the MSc Speech and Language Therapy course and join a profession that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

Key Information

Start date

September 2016

Duration

Full-time: Two years. An additional 6 months to 1 year is required to convert the Postgraduate Diploma to an MSc.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: Funded by the NHS

Non-EU

Full-time: £15,000 (PgDip); 17,000 (MSc Fast track)

Who is it for?

Our graduate-entry courses allow graduates with a first degree from disciplines other than healthcare to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual four - providing a fast-track route into health.

Is this course right for you?

The Postgraduate Diploma is designed for students who are committed to a career in speech and language therapy. You will need to have:

  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice
  • An enthusiasm for working with children and adults and as part of a team.

Objectives

The Speech and Language Therapy PG Dip course leads to work in a challenging and varied field - you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.

City's Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy Diploma has an excellent reputation and is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science.

The programme is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff and is considered as one of the leading educational environments in the world.

At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.

Accreditation

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Thearapists (RCSLT) and approved by the Health and Care Porfessions Council (HCPC), which is the UK-wide regulatory body for healthcare professions.

This qualification enables you to practise as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

Requirements and how to apply

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in spoken and written components and a minimum of 7.0 in listening and reading components.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for UK and EU students are now closed for 2016 entry.

We remain open for International applicants (those outside the UK or EU).

Applications for 2017 are not yet open and applicants should not apply for 2017 until the official opening date is published. This will be sometime in October 2016.

All applicants should refer to the applicant guidelines prior to making any application. Please also ensure you download the Academic Reference Request form and forward to your referees.

Contact us

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)20 7040 5000

95%
of student said staff are good at explaining things (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015)
1st
in London for Speech and Language (Guardian University Rankings 2017)
Established
Largest and well established postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy course in the UK

Speech and language therapy student – postgraduate perspective

Ruth, current Speech and Language Therapy student, shares her experience and thoughts on life as a postgraduate student at City, University of London.

Placements

The Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy Diploma course provides many opportunities for clinical practice, including attendance at health centres, schools, departmental clinics, special educational settings and hospitals throughout the London area.

Academic facilities

Speech and language therapy students have access to specialist labs and equipment such as ultrasound and laryngographs to help them understand speech production and audiological equipment when learning about hearing and deafness.

The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre, opened in January 2016, is our specialist speech and language therapy clinic. The Centre contains state-of-the-art equipment to enable staff within the Division of Language and Communication Science to deliver cutting edge research and services to patients.

Moodle is an enhanced Virtual Learning Environment which provides students with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools and is a key element of our blended learning approach, combining face-to-face teaching with online activity.

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Teaching and learning

The PGDip in Speech and Language Therapy is a very intensive programme which requires full time study by attending lectures, small-group problem-solving sessions, practical classes and tutorials. You will also have access to the most up-to-date equipment in the Speech Acoustics Laboratory and innovative online learning materials. On clinical placements you will benefit from the supervision of a qualified therapist.

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments and examinations. Your clinical progress will also be monitored by supervising clinicians.

Modules

During the Postgraduate Speech and Language Therapy course you will learn about the foundations of speech and language, about how children learn to talk and about disorders that affect communication. A number of subjects equip you for the analysis of speech, language and hearing difficulties, such as phonetics, linguistics and audiology. You will also develop research skills and the ability to apply evidence based practice. You will undertake weekly and block clinical placements in both years of the course.

Modules of study

  • Speech and language sciences
  • Bio-medical sciences
  • Developmental psychology
  • Speech, communication and swallowing disabilities
  • Research and evidence based practice
  • Hearing and speech sciences
  • Language sciences
  • Language, cognition and communication disabilities
  • Professional studies
  • Instrumental Techniques in Speech Sciences

When you have successfully completed ten modules totalling 180 credits you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. On the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake an MSc by designing and completing a research project accruing another 60 credits. (Please note: this will normally take a minimum of six months and involves an extra fee).

Career prospects

On successfully completing the Speech and Language Therapy Postgraduate Diploma you can register with the Health Professions Council, and practise as a speech and language therapist in the NHS and other settings.

A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work with clients of all ages in settings such as:

  • Health centres
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Charities
  • Universities.

You can also work abroad and in the private sector.

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake an MSc by designing and completing a research project for a year.


Applications for UK and EU students are now closed for 2016 entry.

We remain open for International applicants (those outside the UK or EU).

Applications for 2017 are not yet open and applicants should not apply for 2017 until the official opening date is published. This will be sometime in October 2016.

All applicants should refer to the applicant guidelines prior to making any application. Please also ensure you download the Academic Reference Request form and forward to your referees.

Contact us

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)20 7040 5000

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