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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 16830 per year
City's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course has an established reputation for delivering excellent teaching and research. The course sits within City's Division of Language and Communication Science, the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for students who are looking for a rewarding and lifelong career within the speech and language therapy profession. You will need to have:
As a student on the BSc (Hons)/MSLT Speech and Language Therapy course you will learn in a world-leading environment from academics who are at the forefront of the field. The course covers the foundations of speech and language therapy including both the social and clinical context of human communication. In the fourth year of the course you will partake in clinical placements to develop your practical and clinical skills and knowledge of the field.
The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by the Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre, our in-house SLT clinic led by specialist practitioners which offers excellent practice placement opportunities to students. You can also take advantage of City's close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London.
This degree 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.
If you have already graduated with a primary degree, City also offers a two year fast-track MSc in Speech and Language Therapy.
As a graduate, you will be 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.
If you already have an undergraduate degree, City offer a two year MSc in Speech and Language Therapy, which also enables you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and work as a speech and language therapist.
Requirements and how to apply
The following is also required:
Access to HE Diploma
Pass in a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma in a health or science related subject achieving 60 credits overall with 45 at Level 3 (36 at Distinction and 9 at Merit). Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.
As part of the selection process, if shortlisted you will be invited to a selection day where you will be required to demonstrate that your values match those of the NHS Constitution.
Master in Speech and Language Therapy (MSLT) entry
Students who achieve an aggregate of at least 60% across years one and two of the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course have the option of transferring to the MSLT at the start of the third year. The MSLT has the same UCAS code as the BSc (Hons).
Other suitable qualifications
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of appropriate English Language proficiency. This is assessed by means of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for which we require a minimum score of 8.0 (with no component below 7.5).
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.
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:
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 degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City's discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Teaching and learning
The BSc (Hons) / MSLT Speech and Language Therapy course is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy and specialist areas such as phonetics, linguistics and audiology, in addition to clinical tutors who are practising clinicians.
A typical week consists of three days at City, one day in the clinic and one day of private study. The course is assessed through coursework, clinical reports and written and practical examinations.
Academic subjects are taught through lectures supported by video presentations, 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 City's in-house speech and language therapy clinic and the Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
51% written, 0% practical, 49% coursework
46% written, 6% practical, 48% coursework
61% written, 15% practical, 24% coursework
35% written, 0% practical, 65% coursework.
Over the duration of the Speech Therapy and Language undergraduate course, you will cover the foundations of speech and language therapy including both the social and clinical context of human communication. The four year course will provide you with clinical placements to develop your practical, clinical skills and knowledge of the field.
You will explore the foundations of speech and the process of human communication in the social and clinical context. Core modules include:
You will explore the nature of speech, communication and swallowing in children and adults and attend weekly clinical placements. Core modules include:
You will examine the nature of cognition, language and communication disabilities in children and adults. You will attend weekly clinical placements. Students on the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy will study the following Core modules include:
Students on the MSLT will study the following Core Modules:
Students studying on the MSLT will continue to refine and develop the clinical skills, begin to develop clinical leadership skills and further develop their knowledge of theory and skills in research. They will also complete their research project in this year. Core modules:
Students studying on the MSLT also undertake three elective modules. Elective modules include:
36% scheduled learning, 61% independent learning, 3% placement
19% scheduled learning, 61% independent learning, 20% placement
20% scheduled learning, 80% independent learning, 0% placement
6% scheduled learning, 77% independent learning, 17% placement.
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. You may also work abroad and in the independent sector, or follow a career path in management, research or education.
Qualified speech and language therapists can earn a starting salary of £21,000 per annum and this can quickly rise to between £25,000-£34,000. Principal and lead speech language therapists can go on to earn up to £58,000 per annum.
City graduates have gone on to secure roles such as:
92.3% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course Type%In employment88.5Work and study3.8Further study0Unemployed7.7
Notes about fees for this course
More about fees
*The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.
** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £16,830 for the first year of study in 2018/19. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.
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Future Finance Loans
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.
City Sight and The Roberta Williams Centre
Staff and students at City's School of Health Sciences showcase the School's brand-new, purpose-built clinics. These state-of-the-art facilities provide a comprehensive range of services and educational resources in vision and language sciences for our students, researchers and patients.
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.
Find further information about our placement partners and trusts under our School of Health Sciences section.
Speech and language therapy students have access to specialist equipment such as ultrasound and laryngographs to help them understand speech production. The laryngograph is a device that permits the analyst or student to examine the patterns of vocal fold vibration using gold-plated electrodes placed to either side of the larynx or 'voice box'. The technique is non-invasive and is thus ideal for teaching.
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 and equipment to enable staff within the Division of Language and Communication Science to deliver cutting edge research and services to patients.
City Sight and The Roberta Williams Centre
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