The MSc in Speech & Language Therapy is designed for students who are committed to a rewarding career in speech and language therapy.
As a graduate with a first degree from another area or discipline, this course provides you with a fast-track route into speech and language therapy, enabling you to gain a pre-registration healthcare qualification in two years as opposed to the usual three to four.
Ruth was recently a Speech and Language Therapy student. Watch her video to find out more about her experiences and thoughts on life as a postgraduate student at City, University of London.
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 MSc will help you:
The MSc in Speech & Language Therapy is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is the UK-wide regulatory body for healthcare professions.
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.
To apply for this course, you will need:
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. At the Selection Day applicants are interviewed to assess their values match those of the NHS constitution, as well as having the opportunity to find out more about the course from our staff and students. For further information, please visit our Selection Day page.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of appropriate English Language proficiency.
TOEFL iBT: 110 overall with at least 30 in Writing, 29 in reading and Listening and 28 in Speaking sections.
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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:
International Students (EEA and Non EEA) coming to study in the UK, 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:
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Applications for September 2020 are now closed.
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* The fee for this course will be £9,250 for each year of study for the duration of your studies.
** Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).
The Government has announced that from September 2020 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration nursing, midwifery and many allied health courses, including radiography and speech and language therapy, will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested (universal) grant of £5,000 a year. This is in addition to existing mainstream student support accessed through the Student Loans Company.
The Government has also announced additional funding for specific courses or to help students with childcare costs. We will update our website once more details have been announced by the Government. Non-repayable grants of at least £5,000 - read the news article
Applications for this new funding can be made from Wednesday 1st July 2020, please visit the NHS Learning Support Fund website for more information. You can also read their FAQs for more information about the funding available, how to apply and eligibility.
The Department of Health and Social Care has now confirmed that from August 2018 this course will be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England. This will bring funding arrangements in line with undergraduate pre-registration courses.
If you have already received a student loan for a previous undergraduate course, you are eligible to apply for a second loan for this course. 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.
Find out more about the loan arrangements, scholarships and additional financial support available.
Ruth, a recent Speech and Language Therapy student, shares her experience and thoughts on life as a postgraduate student at City, University of London.
The MSc Speech and Language Therapy course provides you with many opportunities for clinical practice, including attendance at health centres, schools, departmental clinics, special educational settings and hospitals throughout the London area.
Current Speech and Language Therapy students at City can apply to volunteer abroad at the end of their course, with schemes which have included the City-Cambodia project, the Kyaninga Child Development Centre in Uganda, or Lockerbie College in Barbados. Students apply for such opportunities directly through the Division of Language and Communication Science or through City, University of London’s volunteering team. These opportunities offer a great experience to practise what has been learnt on the course and further develop skills in an international setting.
There is no prerequisite for number of hours undertaken in work experience before you apply but it can be useful for interview and preparation if you have a basic understanding of what Speech and Language Therapists do with paediatric and adults clients.
There are many ways to get clinical work experience. Some of these are listed below:
There is no part-time route available. During a typical week in term time you will spend three days at City, one day on placement and one day private study, although this can vary. You will also undertake intensive placement blocks in the summer. There are approximately 1100 student learning hours per year with around 320 of these as face-to-face learning in City and a further 240 hours on placement.
As an MSc student, you will have access to specialist labs and equipment, such as ultrasound and laryngographs to help you 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 you 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.
Take a tour of the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London, a world-leading provider of healthcare education and research in the heart of London. Our Clinical Skills Centre, specialist labs, radiography suite and optometry and speech and language clinics ensure our students are well prepared for clinical placements and future careers in healthcare.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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.
Chat to our current students and read their blogs to gain an insight into studying at City and learn more about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
To make sure that you can begin or continue your studies with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed and adapted our courses to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. We have modified the way some of our courses are delivered, with many programmes being made available online.
City's MSc Speech & 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.
You will learn with 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. It is considered to be one of the leading educational environments in the world.
We also have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.
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.
When you have successfully completed 13 modules totalling 240 credits you will qualify for an MSc Speech and Language Therapy.
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
On successfully completing the MSc Speech & Language Therapy, you will be able to join a profession that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
On successfully completing the MSc in Speech and Language Therapy, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and practise your profession within the NHS or in a range of other settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics and charities.
A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work with clients of all ages in settings such as:
After qualifying, you may wish to work in another English-speaking country. The qualification you will obtain leads to registration as a 'newly qualified practitioner' (NQP) with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) in the UK.
By completing your NQP framework in your first year of practice and becoming fully certified members of the RCSLT, you will be able to access a 'Mutual Recognition Agreement' (MRA) which enables you to register with professional bodies in Canada, Australia, the USA, New Zealand and Ireland.
If you intend to practise in any of these countries, please access further information on the MRA through the RCSLT website, which also links to the websites of other regulatory bodies with up-to-date information on requirements in different countries.