• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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.

On this Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University, 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.

Pending HCPC approval, 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.

As a speech and language therapist, you could work in hospitals, community centres, prisons or schools. You might work as a freelance therapist or launch your own private practice. You could also decide to undertake a PhD and further explore questions and debates posed in practice.

  • Speech and language therapist (requires HCPC registration)
  • Speech and language therapy assistant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Speech & Language Therapy
  • Clinical & Professional Studies 
  • Dysphagia
  • Disorders of Speech
  • Clinical Placement 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

Tuition Fee

Fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:

  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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