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MSc - Master of Science
Counselling Skills (General) Speech Therapy
Welcome to MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is a growing profession which offers a range of career options; from working with children, adults, people with learning disabilities, and in education and healthcare settings such as hospitals, schools, clinics, in the community, and in people's own homes.
Those who access SLT services may have speech, language, communication, or eating and swallowing needs related to childhood development, learning disabilities, or may have acquired a difficulty in relation to a condition (such as stroke, brain injury, neurological condition, hearing impairment, dementia or mental health).
This programme offers the opportunity for graduates to fast track beyond their first degree into rewarding professional careers. A range of learning opportunities are supported by academic team in the University, in partnership with Speech and Language Therapists in practice settings.
As well as self directed study and assignments, learners will access teaching within their own cohort on campus and online. Our aim is to develop confident, reflective, and resilient professionals who are able to apply their theoretical knowledge flexibly to meet the unique needs of individuals and their families or carers.
The interprofessional components of the course aim to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care. Collaborative working with peers from a variety of disciplines promotes teamwork, and an application of research skills in the transformation of health and social care services.
In practice settings, a series of placements in local Speech and Language Therapy services, where each learner under the supervision of a registered SLT learns to practice the clinical and professional skills. Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The programme is based upon the guidance of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Speech and Language Therapists.
How You Study
The two year programme is full time and delivered via blended learning methods including self directed learning, face-to-face teaching, practical, and simulated, as well as practice learning undertaken on placements.
How You Are Assessed
Students will be assessed via a range of methods including successful demonstration of competencies on practice placements, course work (including case study, portfolio, report) and in-class assignments (including clinical simulations and practical tests, group presentations). Assessments have been specifically designed to provide further learning opportunities for students, and to allow them to demonstrate skills which will be required in their career as speech and language therapists. Both formative and summative assessments are set in each module and every element much achieve a pass.
Your Future Career
Once registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, there may be opportunities to progress your career throughout the UK. Speech and Language Therapists work with adults and with children in the full range of healthcare and education settings. Speech and Language Therapits are in high demand currently within the NHS.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A 2:2 degree in a related subject such as biological or medical science, psychology, linguistics, English language, health and social care, or child development. A first degree in any subject with experience of working in a speech and language therapy service, or in any healthcare, social care or education setting where people with speech, language, and communication difficulties are supported.