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MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Speech Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

Are you a graduate who likes working with people? Would you like to become a registered Speech and Language Therapist within two years? If you are keen to become an allied health professional and want to shape the future of speech and language therapy, read on to find out how we can help you achieve those objectives.

Speech and language therapists work with people of all ages who experience communication and swallowing difficulties, enabling them to maximise their independence in their social, academic, and working lives. Successful completion of our course leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist; this is essential to register and work as a speech and language therapist.

This is a two-year fast-track programme for graduates with a related degree (psychology; language and linguistics; social science; biological sciences; medical sciences or equivalent). It is a client-focused programme which uses a wide range of teaching methods, including enquiry-based learning to integrate theory and clinical practice. You will undertake practice education placements with speech and language therapists and members of the multi professional teams in which we work.

Our course is continuously developed to reflect contemporary health, education, and social care practice. A wide range of stakeholders continue to be involved, to ensure that changes in speech and language therapy practice are incorporated in the programme.

The school hosts a range of pre-registration courses including nursing, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, oral health and social work; providing opportunities to interact with a wide range of aspiring health and social care professionals.

Your future

We currently have graduates working in clinical, management and education positions in local Trusts, Hospitals, Schools, care organisations, and Higher Education Intuitions.

Speech and language therapists are employed in a wide variety of contexts including the NHS, education and health and social care.


The purpose of this module is to support development of a critical response to evidence to support your growth as a professional healthcare worker. Evidence-based practice underpins every single module you study and every day you spend on placement and every patient contact. This module therefore supports all other activities on your programme, and is not a separate and discrete topic
Interprofessional Collaboration and Development (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a relevant honours degree (2:2 or equivalent). Degree subjects such as psychology, language, linguistics, social science, biological science, medical science, or equivalent are desirable. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may also be considered, successful performance at interview.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more