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Speech and Language Therapy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Speech Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for students who are committed to a rewarding career in speech and language therapy. As a graduate with a first degree from a discipline outside healthcare, this course provides you with a fast-track route into health, enabling you to gain a pre-registration health qualification in two years as opposed to the usual three to four. The MSc will help you: Take a fast-track route into speech and language therapy; Learn a range of subjects to develop your understanding of typical speech, language, communication, swallowing and of pathologies in these areas; Integrate theoretical and real-world knowledge in considering approaches to the assessment and management of clients with communication and swallowing problems; Understand how to take a holistic approach to your clients’ needs; Gain real-world experience by undertaking clinical placements within a range of settings; Prepare for a career in a challenging and varied field – from working with autistic children and people who stammer to adults who have lost their speech following a stroke. This course offers exit routes at pgcert and pgdip stages.

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments and examinations. Your clinical progress will also be monitored by supervising clinicians. 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: Health centres, Hospitals, Schools, Charities and Universities. Increasingly, many graduates also work in the private sector as independent speech and language therapists. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Bio-medical Sciences
Life Span Psychology and Research Methods
Speech Disorders, Dysfluency and Augmentative and Alternative
Dysphagia, Voice, Motor Speech Disorders, Dementia
Research Project
Professional Studies A
Evidence Based Practice and Data Analysis
Acoustic Phonetics, Audiology and Deafness
Acquired and Developmental Language Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, Child Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate
Professional Studies B
Articulatory Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Development
Language Sciences: Linguistics and Language Development

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; A minimum of five grade 4 (C) passes in GCSE or equivalent, including English and Mathematics.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more