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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.

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.

All speech and language therapy students on courses from September 2020 may 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

Medway

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Students studying this course can expect to earn up to £30,000 on graduation (HESA, 2020).
  • 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

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, or equivalent. GCSEs in English Language 4/C, Maths 4/C and Science 4/C.

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
  • Appropriate education, health or social care experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged
  • Suitability Declaration

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

Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Approporate healthcare experience through workshadowing or oberservation either volunatry or paid is encourage.

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

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

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. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

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, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

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.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

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.

2021/2022 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.

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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.

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.

Accommodation information

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New £5,000-a-year bursaries


From September 2020, students in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and speech & language therapy may be entitled to receive at least £5,000 a year towards their studies.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.