Speech and Language Therapy, BSc Hons

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

Putting people with communication difficulties at ease lies at the heart of this course, but practice and theory are just as important. You'll study psychology, linguistics and phonetics, and gain a critical understanding of communication and other speech and language disorders.

Our degree in speech and language therapy is designed to provide students with the skills they need to successfully start their career. This course is run in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University.

UCAS points

128 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B630 M G70

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Our Health and Social Care courses are ranked top three in London for student satisfaction with learning opportunities, and assessment and feedback (2019 National Student Survey).
  • This course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), allowing graduates to register with the HCPC as a speech and language therapist.
  • The curriculum observes the statutory and regulatory requirements of our professional bodies whilst reflecting both national and local requirements through regular contact with local speech and language therapists in practice.
  • Study subjects from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, child development, linguistics and phonetics, anatomy and physiology in addition to speech and language therapy frameworks.
  • Three placements across three years help you gain practice-based skills alongside experienced speech and language therapists.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

128 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, or equivalent

PLUS a commitment to helping children and adults who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language must have an IELTS score of 8.0 or above with no score less than 7.5 or an equivalent rating.

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 candidates must:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • Undergo a disclosure and barring service check and an occupational health screening
  • Have experience of paid or voluntary work in education, health or social care.

Please note: if you are applying via UCAS, references will only be accepted from a professional email address.

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

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars 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. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective 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

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 may consist of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc.), independent learning, and assessments.

Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. So, if you receive 50 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you will be expected to complete 250 hours of independent study to complete the module successfully. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Financial support

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

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Support from the department

Our BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy programme is run collaboratively by the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University. 

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.

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