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Language Pathology

Newcastle University

M.Sc.
24 months
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19800 GBP/year
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The Language Pathology programme from Newcastle University is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service or other settings. This practical course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

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Overview

In year one you will cover modules in psychology, linguistics and anatomy/physiology that underpin the discipline. You will also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases and have your first experiences of working clinically under supervision.

Year two is more specialised with a focus on motor, head and neck and cognitive impairments. With academic and clinical supervision, you will carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report), based on a therapy programme that you will deliver and evaluate to one client with the support of both a practice educator and academic supervisor.

You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.

Teaching is delivered through case-based problem solving which means you will be participating in guided self-directed learning and collaborating with peers in group work.

Our staff have an immense amount of experience of delivering SLT courses and many are qualified and experienced speech and language therapists. Many are involved in research in this area and our teaching is supported by research.

We take a student-centred approach to your development of knowledge, thinking and professional identity. Within clinical practice, you will receive tailored supervision, with a focus on reflective skills. We also provide transparent and fair assessment procedures with clear and specific marking criteria for coursework, helping you to achieve your potential.

We have very high student satisfaction scores for our programme in the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (94% satisfaction). We rank 1st in the Guardian University Guide 2019. We rank 2nd in the UK for Aural and Oral Sciences in The Complete University Guide 2019.

Delivery

The Language Pathology programme from Newcastle University is taught at Newcastle city campus and in a variety of external clinical placements. The course runs from 9am to 5pm during weekdays from September to July in both years. Clinical days may extend beyond a typical working day to allow for travel. This is an intense course with approximately 25-30 contact hours per week with the possibility of additional contact hours during clinical placements. There are also clinical placements in the summer months in both years.

You will complete compulsory modules which are supported by clinical placements from early on in both years. Assessment is through course work, written examinations, in-course assessment of the clinical practicum, viva presentations and class tests. An important element of year two is the extended case report, where you manage a clinical case, provide intensive treatment, evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and write up your findings in dissertation format.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MSc Phonetics 
  • MSc Speech and Language Pathology I: Cases 
  • MSc Child Development (Child Development and Speech Language Acquisition MSc) 
  • MSc Linguistics
  • MSc Speech and Language Pathology: Sensory
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
  • MSc Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan I: Neuropsychology
  • MSc Clinical and Professional Education 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
8 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields:

  • psychology
  • neuroscience
  • linguistics
  • English language and literature
  • modern languages
  • a medical discipline, such as biomedical science or medicine

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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