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Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Manchester Metropolitan University

24 months
19500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) course from Manchester Metropolitan University is an accelerated, two-year postgraduate course aimed at graduates who wish to prepare to practise as a registered speech and language therapist. 


The Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) course from Manchester Metropolitan University content reflects the values of the NHS constitution and combines theory and practical sessions over 45 weeks per year.

On the course, you’ll study topics including early language delay, traumatic brain injury, and difficulties swallowing (dysphagia). You’ll also explore areas such as autism and fluency, phonological delay and disorder, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. We aim to prepare you to work across a variety of settings with both children and adults.

To fund your postgraduate pre-registration MSc Speech and Language Therapy course, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses. 

As a graduate of our course, you’re eligible for professional registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You'll go on placements in both years of study. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, working with children with autism in a residential complex, and working with adults recovering from strokes in hospital.

The majority of our teaching team are speech and language therapists, and you’ll usually have specialist teaching sessions with a phonetician too.

Many members of our team have worked in local education authorities and across the NHS. Their work experience means that they understand health and education across both paediatric and adult settings.


When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to work in clinical practice as a speech and language therapist with children and adults.

You can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration to practise as a speech and language therapist. You can also apply for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the professional body for speech and language therapy in the UK.

Roles for registered speech and language therapists include working with patients in NHS hospitals, with children in schools and clinics, and in community rehabilitation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language Acquisition
  • Clinical Theory (Acquired Speech, Language, Communication and Swallowing Disorders)
  • Clinical Theory (Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Disorders)
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Clinical Theory (Lifelong and Complex Speech, Language, Communication and Swallowing Disabilities)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and either have studied successfully to A-level standard or above in the last 5 years or obtained recent and significant relevant work experience (for example, working as a speech and language therapy assistant).
  • The 'Personal Statement' section of the application form is for you to provide additional information to support your application. Your Personal Statement is limited to 700 words.
  • The threshold score above which students are shortlisted for an interview may vary from year to year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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