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Speech and Language Therapy, BSc Hons

Speech and language therapy provides vital support and treatment for people who have difficulties with communication.

Subject to approval.

As a qualified SLT you may be involved with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and communication disorders across the lifespan and/or eating and drinking difficulties. You will work with paediatric and adult clients, parents, carers, professionals, and support workers in a range of different environments.

On the course, you will explore areas including psychology, linguistics and phonetics, anatomy, physiology and speech and language therapy practice frameworks. You will also consider the biopsychosocial and cultural needs of the client.

Our SLT degree will prepare you to meet the academic and clinical standards required for registration as a speech and language therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for membership, as a newly qualified practitioner (NQP) with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

All speech and language therapy students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. See more information.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B630 M G70

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2023/24

2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Use of state-of-the-art simulation facilities will be incorporated into teaching and learning to offer an inclusive curriculum so you can develop into a confident practitioner
  • Research skills are integrated to build your research confidence and capacity, and to encourage you not just as consumers of research, but as producers of knowledge
  • During your final year of study you will benefit from the Emergent Practitioner Skills module with creative assessments involving the development of e-portfolios & mock interviews
  • Real world student engagement is promoted through the real life examples and scenario based learning sessions in collaboration with clinicians & employers encourage active learning
  • There will be three clinical placements across the three years, enabling you to gain practice-based skills alongside experienced speech and language therapists.

Future proofing the Speech and Language Therapy Workforce


Greenwich’s new BSc Honours in Speech and Language Therapy offers a contemporary, inclusive, and responsive curriculum

What you will study

This programme is currently seeking accreditation from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), that will allow graduates to register with the HCPC as a speech and language therapist as well as for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK.  This is expected to be by January 2023.

Year 1

  • Foundations for Practice (15)
  • Core Phonetics and Linguistics (15)
  • Professional Knowledge & Skills 1 (30)
  • Professional Knowledge & Skills 2 (30)
  • Professional Practice Module 1 (15)
  • Biomedical Sciences (15)

Year 2

  • Clinical Process: Assessment (30)
  • Clinical Process: Intervention (30)
  • Applied Phonetics & Linguistics (15)
  • Research Approaches in Speech and Language Therapy (30)
  • Professional Practice Module 2 (15)

Year 3

  • Emergent Practitioner Skills (30)
  • Dissertation (30)
  • Integrated Clinical Reasoning (30)
  • Professional Practice (30)

About the course team

The programme is led by an experience, diverse and passionate team of academics and clinical academics with substantial practice and industry experience. We draw upon our expertise to support your development as an evidence-based practitioner, and you can expect to receive support from the programme team and wider Faculty, in addition to all the central resources and support services provided by the University of Greenwich.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • 112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, or equivalent. GCSEs in English Language, Maths and Science at grade 4/C.
  • PLUS a commitment to helping children and adults who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing

*Please note: The programme is not currently open to Overseas applicants requiring a Student visa.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

In addition applicants must:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged.
  • Provide an academic or professional reference. This reference should be included as part of your application and must be provided by an academic or professional referee from their professional email address (for example from your teacher or an employer from their work email address); we are unable to accept a personal or character reference provided by family or friends.
  • Complete a Suitability Declaration, Occupational Health Screening, and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

The BSc (Hons) SLT adopts an incremental and cumulative approach to teaching and learning. Throughout the three years of study, the programme fosters the development of the student from dependent to independent learner.

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, workshops), independent learning, placements and assessments. As this is a full time programme, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for student membership of a Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists may incur further costs
  • Placement travel: if you are receive tuition fee and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, you are entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses that exceed your daily travel cost to university. For more details, see the NHS Business Authority.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

The opportunities for the development of soft skills, competencies and graduate attributes valuable for enhancing employability, will occur throughout the programme. During the final year of study the students will benefit from the Emergent Practitioner Skills module complete with creative assessments involving the development of e-portfolios and mock interviews.

How long is my placement?

You will work through the modules in years one and two and applying these in a practice setting under the supervision of your SLT clinical educators. This clinical placement can take place in either a paediatric placement or an adult placement.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The BSc SLT programme will prepare you to meet the academic, practice and professional requirements that will enable you to become eligible to apply for registration as a speech and language therapist with the HCPC and for membership, as a newly qualified practitioner (NQP), with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).  The programme also aims to enable you to become a safe, effective, confident speech and language therapist. It prepares you to work alone or as part of a team, apply professional judgement and be accountable for decisions made within a changeable and challenging working environment.  It develops your criticality and facilitates the development of skills to enable engagement in research.

We expect graduates would be able to pursue careers as speech and language therapists. Careers in the NHS, in education, and in social care settings, such as learning disabilities services are expected. There are a small number of jobs in justice settings.

For more information, please visit the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

During your training with us, our expert lecturers will guide you to be an autonomous and accountable practitioner. You will develop competence and confidence while contributing evidence-based knowledge and profession-specific skills.

Accommodation information

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‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.