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Speech and Language Therapy

MSc |
The Division of Language and Communication Science in City’s School of Health 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.

Students starting PG Dip courses in September 2017 will receive a NHS Tuition Fee Bursary to cover the full tuition fees for the duration of their course.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

Two years full-time

UK/EU

Full-time: Funded by the NHS

Non-EU

Full-time: £15,000 (2016/17 fee); 2017/18 fee TBC

Application period

Until Home/EU/EEA applicants: 4pm on 1 December 2016
Non EEA applicants: 4pm on 30 May 2017

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 two years as opposed to the usual three to four - providing a fast-track route into health.

The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy 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 MSc Speech and Language Therapy 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 MSc Speech and Language Therapy 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

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists RCSLT logo

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

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

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English requirements

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

IELTS: A minimum score of 8.0 with no component below 7.5.

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.

English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City, University of London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

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 September 2017 are now open. The deadline for receipt of applications, including the additional elements described in the Application Guidelines, is 16:00 on 1st December 2016.

All applicants should refer to the applicant guidelines prior to making any application. As well as explaining the application process, the guidelines provide detail of additional documents, that do not form part of the application form, but must be provided before the deadline in order for your application to be considered.

Please also ensure you download the Academic Reference Request form and forward to your referee.

Contact us

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)20 7040 5000

95%
of students 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

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

More about funding

Find out more funding information for studying nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in England from the official Council of Deans of Health website.

Speech and language therapy student – postgraduate perspective

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Placements

The MSc Speech and Language Therapy 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.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

Find out how to apply

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Teaching and learning

The MSc 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 MSc 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

  • Articulatory Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Development
  • Bio-medical Sciences
  • Life Span Psychology and Research Methods
  • Speech Disorders, Dysfluency and Augmentative and Alternative
  • Dysphagia, Voice, Motor Speech Disorders, Dementia
  • Language Sciences: Linguistics and Language Development
  • Professional Studies A
  • Evidence Based Practice and Data Analysis
  • Acoustic Phonetics, Audiology and Deafness
  • Acquired and Developmental Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, Child Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate
  • Professional Studies B
  • Research Project

When you have successfully completed 13 modules totalling 240 credits you will qualify for an MSc Speech and Language Therapy.

Career prospects

On successfully completing the MSc Speech and Language Therapy you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), 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.

Application Deadline

Home/EU/EEA applicants: 4pm on 1 December 2016
Non EEA applicants: 4pm on 30 May 2017


Applications for September 2017 are now open. The deadline for receipt of applications, including the additional elements described in the Application Guidelines, is 16:00 on 1st December 2016.

All applicants should refer to the applicant guidelines prior to making any application. As well as explaining the application process, the guidelines provide detail of additional documents, that do not form part of the application form, but must be provided before the deadline in order for your application to be considered.

Please also ensure you download the Academic Reference Request form and forward to your referee.

Contact us

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)20 7040 5000

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