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Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - PgDip

Queen Margaret University

24 months
16900 GBP/year
9100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - PgDip course, delivered by Queen Margaret University, is for people with a relevant degree seeking to refocus their studies into the area of speech and language therapy.


  • The diploma course is the only postgraduate pre-registration course of its kind in Scotland.
  • This course is the only one in the UK whereby speech and language therapists, and audiologists are in the same department.
  • Both these awards qualify you to register to work as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

Programme Aims

As a speech and language therapist, you will assess, diagnose and treat children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties. This will include developmental disorders and speech and language problems resulting from injury, stroke and disease. You will also develop strong practical skills as well as a sound understanding of the theory of speech and language therapy.

There is a major clinical studies (ie placement) element to this course and clinical work is underpinned by modules in linguistics, psychology and biological and medical sciences. Although every effort is made to arrange summer block placements to suit students circumstances, this is not always possible and students must be prepared to be flexible about placement location and timing. Students are responsible for any travel and/or accommodation costs incurred during placements.

The Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - PgDip programme is offered by Queen Margaret University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations for Speech and Language Therapy
  • Linguistics 1: Introduction to Linguistics
  • Neurology for SLT and Audiology
  • Adult Acquired Language and Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • Linguistics 2: Clinical Linguistics
  • Disorders of Speech and Fluency
  • Manual Handling/ Dysphagia (Developmental and Acquired)
  • Within-Semester Clinical Placement 1
  • Professional Practice for SLT 1
  • Biological and behavioural Science for SLT: Typical Processes/ Developmental Disorders of Language and Communication
  • Intellectual Disability, Physical and Sensory Impairment
  • Linguistics 3: Linguistic Processing and Variation
  • Within-Semester Clinical Placement 2
  • Motor Speech Disorder, Voice Disorder, Cleft Lip and Palate/ Clinical Contexts
  • Within-Semester Clinical Placement 3
  • Professional Practice 2/ Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


315 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Experience of working with people with speech or communication impairments, for example through professional or voluntary work or shadowing a speech and language therapist, is desirable.
  • International: International applicants should be aware that full registration entails completion of a probationary period of clinical practice in the UK after the successful completion of the degree. It may be necessary to confirm with the professional body in your home country that this qualification is recognised and full registration in the UK will entitle you to practice in your home country.
  • Criminal records check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Home/EU - full-time, dissertation: £1100
  • International - full-time dissertation: £3190


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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