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Speech and Language Therapy MSc

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Speech Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

You will combine thorough research and analytical skills along with excellent practical clinical experience. Our MSc enjoys an excellent reputation and you will learn with experts who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. Your studies will be informed by the latest research, which you can see in practice in our busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn about the foundations of speech, language, communication and swallowing and the disorders that affect these functions.

Combining rigorous academic study with practical work at our in-house specialist speech and language clinic, you will cover a range of areas including:

  • phonetics
  • linguistics
  • audiology
  • neurological conditions
  • biomedical sciences
  • learning disabilities
  • autism.

You will also develop critical research and analytical skills and learn how to apply evidence-based practice.

Who is this course for?

This two-year MSc programme is ideal if you want to start a career as a speech and language therapist (SLT).

It is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


On successfully completing the MSc in Speech and Language Therapy, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and begin practising as an SLT.

Most SLTs work within the NHS as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside other health professionals in a range of healthcare settings.

You could also find opportunities in:

  • schools and nurseries
  • prisons and young offenders’ institutions
  • child development centres
  • charities.

You could work on a freelance basis or set up your own practice either on your own or with other professionals, combining private clients with NHS work.


You will gain an understanding of the mechanisms of speech production and of the relationship between speech production and sounds in language. You will also learn the transcription of speech and the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Evidence Based Practice and Data Analysis (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will need: 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 (City) is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. There are over 20,000 students who call the university home, and a postgraduate population of 46%. City has a diverse and international learning community, with over 175,000 alumni representing more than 180 countries worldwide. City is comprised of five different schools: School of Arts & Social...more