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Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration), M.Sc.

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
Are you a graduate who likes working with people? Would you like to become a registered Speech and Language Therapist within two years? If you are keen to become an allied health professional and want to shape the future of speech and language therapy, read on to find out how we can help you achieve those objectives.

About

Speech and language therapists work with people of all ages who experience communication and swallowing difficulties, enabling them to maximise their independence in their social, academic and working lives. Successful completion of our course leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist; a pre-registration course is essential to begin a career in this area of therapy.

This is a two-year fast-track programme for graduates with a related degree (psychology; language and linguistics; social science; biological sciences; medical sciences or equivalent). It is a client-focused programme which uses problem-based learning methods to integrate theory and clinical practice. You will undertake day visits and blocks of practice education with speech and language therapists in the workplace.

The course is continuously developed to reflect contemporary health and social care practice, and clients and voluntary groups, other allied health professionals and speech and language therapy clinicians and service managers continue to be involved, in order to ensure that changes in speech and language therapy practice are incorporated.

You will share some learning experiences with Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing students on similar two-year accelerated pre-registration programmes. The learning experience at this level includes interprofessional collaboration; studying alongside other health professionals means that you also have the opportunity to gain expert knowledge from them.

Accreditation

They are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students, underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Development
  • Speech and Language Therapy Foundation Studies 1
  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 1
  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 2
  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 3
  • Speech and Language Therapy - Paediatrics 4
  • Using Evidence in Health Care Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no deadline for applications. For students requiring a Tier 4 visa we advise you to apply by 1 July for a course starting in October
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    8

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The applicants should have:

  • a relevant honours degree (minimum classification of lower second). Degree subjects such as psychology, language, linguistics, social science, biological science, medical science or equivalent are desirable. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may also be considered (please email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk for further information).
  • successful performance at interview

You must also have: two satisfactory references (including an academic reference and a work based one), a satisfactory Occupational Health health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly known as CRB) – both of these are organised by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    14075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14075 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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