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Language and Communication Science

City, University of London is the largest provider of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) courses in the UK and was one of the first education institutions to offer undergraduate and Masters degree courses in this area.

Our highly regarded Division of Language and Communication Science is known for exceptional teaching, internationally recognised research and state-of-the-art facilities, including our specialist in-house therapy clinic, The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre. Students benefit from our long established relationships with health care providers, hospitals and schools, taking placement opportunities in a variety of settings with a diverse range of clients.

Courses and study

Funding update: Non-repayable grants of at least £5,000

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.


We offer two undergraduate courses, the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), for students who wish to become speech and language therapists and the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Science which explorers how communication is used and broken down.

Both courses are taught by an academic team which includes leading SLT researchers credited for their commitment and enthusiasm to teaching. City is ranked 2nd in UK for student satisfaction in Aural and Oral Sciences, including Speech and Language Therapy (Complete University Guide 2021). City, University London is ranked 2nd in London for subjects allied to medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

Postgraduate and workforce development

Our Masters in Speech and Language Therapy is a graduate entry programme for students who wish to become speech and language therapists. Like the BSc SLT course, it is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Our postgraduate speech, language and communication courses are professionally orientated and designed for those looking to enhance their career in the field. We offer courses for both qualified Speech and Language Therapists and for those looking to enter, or progress their role within the field.

Alongside our Masters courses we deliver a portfolio of Continuing Personal and Professional Development courses (CPPD) which offer a more flexible study option for students looking to study a particular subject area or gradually build up to a Masters qualification.

As a student at City, you will be taught by our highly experienced academic team, many of whom are active researchers and practitioners, meaning teaching is current, relevant and looking to the future of speech, language and communication treatment and practice.

Online events

Interested in starting a postgraduate degree this September? Take part in our online events to find out more about our courses.

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The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.

There are five research themes within the Centre for Language Communication Sciences Research:

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The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Many of our courses include placement modules with students gaining clinical experience at some of London’s leading hospitals including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Locations are illustrated on the map below.

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