Speech and Language Therapy (BSc (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 year full-time 

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: Replacement or non-standard uniforms 15 to 50. Optional equipment 650.

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Uniforms: Full uniform is provided free of charge when the course commences. If students wish to replace any item of uniform or secure additional items of uniform throughout the programme (e.g. because it has been damaged or no longer fits) then they must order and pay for this directly with the supplier. There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the student becomes pregnant. These are detailed in the faculty uniform policy. Students can choose to purchase non-standard items such as fleeces directly from the supplier.

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 2 to 12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)

How are these costs calculated?

You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement which could be up to 80 kilometres from the University. Travelling time one-way should not exceed 2.5 hours, and it is rare for it to be up to the maximum limit. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at www.tfgm.com. All NHS Trusts charge for car parking.

Professional Costs

Compulsory Estimate: DBS 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs / HCPC registration fees are currently 90 for two years

Optional Estimate: 36 for membership of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

How are these costs calculated?

DBS Checks: Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session a

Other Costs

Optional Estimate: £7

You may wish to join the Speech student society which costs approximately £7 annually.


Manchester Campus


Department of Health Professions

Taught by experienced and professionally registered Speech and Language Therapists, our BSc(Hons) Speech and Language Therapy programme will enable you to combine theory with practice using recognised techniques, skills and methods to assess, analyse and treat your patients.

This course reflects the values of the NHS constitution. The course prepares students to practice as speech and language therapists, a profession concerned with the management of disorders of language, speech, fluency, voice, communication and swallowing in children and adults.

Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council. There are increasing opportunities for speech and language therapists to work towards higher degrees in the fields of clinical specialism and research.

The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by interview for the core values of the NHS constitution.

You will be based in the award-winning £139m Brooks building, specially created for the Health and Education faculties, providing you with access to state-of-the-art clinical equipment and facilities..

Our dedicated placements team are responsible for negotiating and managing current and new placement partnerships, ensuring that as student Speech and Language Therapists, you will have access to relevant,motivating and professional placements to enhance your skills and learning.

Your career prospects after the course

The choice of possible career routes is diverse and after graduation there are opportunities for work within the National Health Service, in the private sector, or overseas.

There are also a range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research.

Some of our degree programmes provide a range of practitioner options, and the nature of the units available can contribute to current personal and professional development.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

Grades ABB from A levels excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Applied Science. 
DDD in BTEC National Diploma

Specific GCSE requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or 5 and a Science (Biology or Human Biology preferred).

We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Functional Skills or Key Skills.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3. We require a minimum of 36 credits at Distinction and 9 in a Merit. 

International Baccalaureate points

30 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students

Academic IELTS 7.5 no element below 7

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Additional Requirements

Access to HE Diploma

We do not require any specific Access programme, but those in Health Care, English and Psychology could all be appropriate.

Evidence of Level 3 study is required within the last 5 years.  (If outside of this, check with an admissions tutor).

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.

Further information

To complete the application process, you need to be able to reflect on the work of a speech and language therapist and have knowledge of communication difficulties. This information can be gained from observation of a speech and language therapy session (live or video) or from personal experience.

Considerable weight is given to relevant work or voluntary experience with one or more potential client groups.

You will also be expected to be able to express yourself competently in spoken and written English, have strong interpersonal skills, and be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of the course.

Evidence of recent successful academic study (within the last 5 years), to A-Level standard or above.

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