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Study mode

Full time

Duration

24 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Speech Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Language Pathology MSc is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service or other settings. This practical course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

In year one you will cover modules in psychology, linguistics and anatomy/physiology that underpin the discipline. You will also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases and have your first experiences of working clinically under supervision.

Year two is more specialised with a focus on motor, head and neck and cognitive impairments. With academic and clinical supervision, you will carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report), based on a therapy programme that you will deliver and evaluate to one client with the support of both a practice educator and academic supervisor.

You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.

Teaching is delivered through case-based problem solving which means you will be participating in guided self-directed learning and collaborating with peers in group work.

Our staff have an immense amount of experience of delivering SLT courses and many are qualified and experienced speech and language therapists. Many are involved in research in this area and our teaching is supported by research.

We take a student-centred approach to your development of knowledge, thinking and professional identity. Within clinical practice, you will receive tailored supervision, with a focus on reflective skills. We also provide transparent and fair assessment procedures with clear and specific marking criteria for coursework, helping you to achieve your potential.

Accreditation

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. On successful completion of the programme you can apply to register with the HCPC and RCSLT as a speech and language therapist.

Modules

The LINGUISTICS component teaches students (a) how to analyse language structure (syntax), (b) how meaning is expressed through language (semantics), and (c) how meaning is mapped onto structure. The syntax component of the course is based on descriptive model of adult English Grammar (the Cambridge Grammar of English), and this forms the basis of grammatical analysis which is used to analyse clinical data in stage 2. Students are also made aware of dialectal variation in syntactic patterns.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,000

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields: psychology; neuroscience; linguistics; English language and literature; modern languages; a medical discipline, such as biomedical science or medicine. We will also consider your application if you have a first degree in a different subject plus relevant industry experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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