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Postgraduate course
MSc

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Applications for September 2019 are now closed.

Applications are still open for BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy and should be made through UCAS. Information about the degree course can be found here.

International Scholarships available

Overview

Fast-track to a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist with this pre-registration course and help those with communication or eating and drinking difficulties to enjoy a better quality of life.

Suitable if you have a relevant degree such as psychology, linguistics or English Language, this course will empower you to diagnose speech and language problems in babies, children and adults, and design and deliver life-changing treatment plans for those with cleft palate, stammering, hearing impairments, voice disorders and other conditions.

You will learn through a combination of seminars, lectures and practice-based learning, amassing more than 500 hours of professional experience on placements in various clinical or community settings.

Your masters programme will offer a more critical application of your learning than at undergraduate level, and the chance to engage in an extended project that you could showcase as part of your professional portfolio.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a speech and language therapist. You will have the expertise to work in a multidisciplinary team and provide the best possible care for your clients.

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Your studies will draw on academic expertise from a wide range of intertwined disciplines, including linguistics, phonetics, psychology and medical sciences.

You will learn how to build successful therapeutic relationships with your clients, giving them the confidence and empowerment to support their own treatment plans.

We have excellent links with placement providers such as NHS England, and Leeds Teaching Hospitals, one of the biggest Trusts in the UK. Diverse placement settings throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region will enrich and inform your learning experience.

Your teaching team are all practising experts in applied speech and language therapy. Many of them have significant clinical experience and have professional links with the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, NHS trusts and related private-sector organisations.

You will have access to a specialist interpersonal skills suite and a speech and language therapy resource room, which contains a range of therapeutic and assessment materials to support your learning.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Masters loan available
  • Expert careers service

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2:2 Honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, English Language, Linguistics, Childhood Studies and Human Communication Sciences or a 2:2 in another subject plus evidence of relevant professional experience in health, education or social care.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate in their application:
  • Research into the SLT profession and a career in SLT
  • Your experience relating to relevant client groups and examples of working in related settings
  • How you have gained insight into the course (e.g. open days)
  • Your personal qualities which you feel are related to SLT, including what motivates you to choose SLT as a career
  • Evidence of interpersonal and teamwork skills

Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

The selection sessions will include written exercises and discussions with university tutors, practising SLTs and service users / carers. These exercises will look in more detail and depth at the same qualities as those scrutinised in evaluating personal statements.

All applications should be supported by two references; a template can be accessed at this link, references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly from the referee. It is the applicant's responsibility to request references from their referees.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, see further details here.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.5 with no skills below 7.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants; those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Applicants should have at least a 2:2 Honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, English Language, Linguistics, Childhood Studies and Human Communication Sciences or a 2:2 in another subject plus evidence of relevant professional experience in health, education or social care.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate in their application:
  • Research into the SLT profession and a career in SLT
  • Your experience relating to relevant client groups and examples of working in related settings
  • How you have gained insight into the course (e.g. open days)
  • Your personal qualities which you feel are related to SLT, including what motivates you to choose SLT as a career
  • Evidence of interpersonal and teamwork skills

Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

The selection sessions will include written exercises and discussions with university tutors, practising SLTs and service users / carers. These exercises will look in more detail and depth at the same qualities as those scrutinised in evaluating personal statements.

All applications should be supported by two references; a template can be accessed at this link, references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly from the referee. It is the applicant's responsibility to request references from their referees.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, see further details here.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.5 with no skills below 7.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants; those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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Careers

Katie Owens

Careers

Teaching and learning

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2018/19 but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2019/20. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from February 2019.

Foundations of Speech & Language Therapy

Clinical & Professional Studies 1

Dysphagia

Disorders of Speech

Clinical Placement A

Evidencing Practice

Develop your clinical and professional skills, required for speech and language therapy practice and interprofessional working. This includes interpersonal and communication skills and professional procedures. The development of a professional ePortfolio demonstrates evidence of the HCPC Standards of Proficiency and reflective practice.

Disorders of Communication

Disorders of Language

Clinical Placement B

Lorette Porter
Lorette Porter
Course Director
Lorette Porter is Course Director for BSc Speech and Language Therapy and MSc Speech and Language Therapy and is a registered Speech and Language Therapist.
Our clients, their families and communities are at the heart of what speech and language therapists do. I am passionate about enabling students to become SLTs able to transform lives through evidence-based, client-centred care.
Request a call back from our course team

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.

The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • The SLT resources room gives students reference access to a well stocked library of assessments and therapy resources.

Additional costs

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course essential costs

  • Placements: Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course. International students are responsible for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. Speech and Language Therapy placements are predominantly in a variety of NHS Trusts and Schools across Yorkshire and the Humber. Placements in Private Independent and Voluntary Organisations may also be selected. Details of this NHS Learning support Funding  and eligibility can be found at the link below. Please see www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund. International students are responsible of any additional travel or dual accommodation costs associated with placements’

Course-specific optional costs

  • Study materials: We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
  • Voluntary field trips: Educational visits may be arranged: The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional. Information about optional events is made available to students, for them to undertake independently e.g. Professional body student study day.
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy student membership: membership is recommended (£40 annual direct debit; £53 credit card or cheque). Cost may be subject to change.
  • Printing costs: Students will normally be required to print and bind two copies of their Dissertation/Final Project. Mostly optional, the majority of assessment submissions are now on Turnitin so require no printing.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.


The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £14500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.

The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • The SLT resources room gives students reference access to a well stocked library of assessments and therapy resources.

Additional costs

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course essential costs

  • Placements: Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course. International students are responsible for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs. Speech and Language Therapy placements are predominantly in a variety of NHS Trusts and Schools across Yorkshire and the Humber. Placements in Private Independent and Voluntary Organisations may also be selected. Details of this NHS Learning support Funding  and eligibility can be found at the link below. Please see www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund. International students are responsible of any additional travel or dual accommodation costs associated with placements’

Course-specific optional costs

  • Study materials: We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
  • Voluntary field trips: Educational visits may be arranged: The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional. Information about optional events is made available to students, for them to undertake independently e.g. Professional body student study day.
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy student membership: membership is recommended (£40 annual direct debit; £53 credit card or cheque). Cost may be subject to change.
  • Printing costs: Students will normally be required to print and bind two copies of their Dissertation/Final Project. Mostly optional, the majority of assessment submissions are now on Turnitin so require no printing.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.



Facilities

  • 24/7 Library and learning spaces
    24/7 Library and learning spaces

    Our online library is a vital resource, allowing you to access tens of thousands of digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals, subject-specific web pages and databases, from any machine anywhere in the world. Our split-site Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, so you will always find space to work, whether that is in our silent study areas or social learning spaces.

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Social learning spaces
    Social learning spaces

    Our social learning spaces typically include PCs, desk space and seating areas, enabling you to study and socialise in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

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