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Why choose City to start your Speech and Language Therapy career?

By choosing to study at City, you’ll benefit from learning in a modern environment and receive a high level of specialist teaching from experts in your profession. We hope the below information gives you some useful insight into the benefits of starting your Speech and Language Therapy career with a course at City.

City’s heritage

City was one of the first education institutions to offer undergraduate and Masters degree courses in Speech and Language Therapy. These courses sit within our Division of Language and Communication Science – the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK, with an established reputation for delivering excellent teaching and internationally recognised research. Staff within the division have conducted ground-breaking research into new forms of therapy for people with aphasia, innovative collaborative work in education with adolescents with language and communication difficulties and have developed language and communication skills among deaf and hearing impaired children.

City joined the University of London in 2016, giving our students students access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports teams and facilities, accommodation provision and libraries including Senate House library.

The School of Health Sciences, a world-leading centre for healthcare education

Our Speech and Language Therapy courses are part of our School of Health Sciences, a world-leading centre for healthcare education due to our interdisciplinary approach and world-class research, find out more about our School of Health Sciences.

Specialist clinical facilities

The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre is our on-campus specialist speech and language clinic. The centre contains revolutionary equipment to enable staff and students to deliver cutting-edge research and services to patients. All the in-house Speech and Language Therapists teach on our programmes so this practical experience reflects in the teaching of the clinical modules, and some of our students will also have the opportunity to do placements within the Centre.

Watch our video to find out more about the Roberta Williams Centre, or take a virtual tour of our campus.

Clinical placements in London’s leading hospitals and Trusts

Placements are essential for developing the professional and interpersonal skills necessary to practise as a speech and language therapist. Students undertake clinical placements in our in-house clinic, health centres, schools and hospitals, with the opportunity to observe a range of communication disabilities and apply theoretical understanding to clinical practice in settings throughout London.

You will be fully supported by City whilst undertaking any placement during your course. You will receive weekly visits from your link lecturer and be given a dedicated clinical placement facilitator to support your development within the workplace.

Excellent employment prospects

Career prospects are excellent, with graduates eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and practice as a Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS and other settings. Many of our graduates go on to work with our partner Trusts, where they completed placements, and over 96% of our Speech and Language Therapy graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing their course (DLHE)

Speech and language therapists can work with a range of clients at different ages, including children with speech and language difficulties, stroke patients, head and neck cancer patients, deaf children and adults and those with learning difficulties. A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work in a range of settings including health centres, hospitals, day centres, schools, charities and universities.

Financial support

Students studying BSc or MSc (pre-registration) Speech and Language Therapy courses, can apply for non-repayable grants of at least £5,000 per year from the NHS Learning Support Fund. This is in addition to existing mainstream student support accessed through the Student Loans Company. You can find out more on our funding webpage.

The University also offers a variety of other financial support which you may be eligible for, this can be explored on our Scholarships and bursaries webpage.

Teaching excellence

Teaching is delivered by academics credited for their inspirational and engaging approach. Many are also active researchers, working on projects which are having a direct impact on both current and future practices within the healthcare sector.

We are proud of the quality of our teaching and the dedication of our staff, and this has been recognised by being ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction in Aural and Oral Sciences, including Speech and Language Therapy (Complete University Guide 2021).

Positive student experiences

To get a real insight into what it’s like to study Speech and Language Therapy at City, you can read our student profiles, or some of our student blogs where they discuss their experiences in more detail.

Speak to staff and students

You can chat directly to some of our students at any time during the year using our ‘ask a student’ platform, or you can speak to students and academic staff during our Open Days or online events. These events will be promoted on our website, and more online events will be added throughout the year.

Dedicated applicant website

You can access lots of information on our dedicated applicant website , you can filter by Speech, Language and Communication Science to view all details relevant to your course. These pages are updated with new content during the year so should give you lots of insight into studying at City and help answer any questions you might have about facilities and services at City.

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