Manchester Metropolitan University

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

This is an accelerated, extended two-year course that reflects the values of the NHS constitution and is aimed at graduates who wish to prepare for practice as a speech and language therapist. It runs over two years (45 weeks per year), and we usually focus on teaching you theory across the first year. This helps you to develop your knowledge of speech and language, and how it applies in the practice setting. 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. Practical sessions are an important part of this course and you'll learn how to use intervention materials, assessments, and specialist computer programmes. We have a team of technicians to help you master this equipment and you'll use these skills on your clinical placements. The second year of our course tends to focus on placements and your dissertation, as well as continuing your theoretical education. You'll typically spend about 580 hours on placements during the two years of this course, working in settings including hospitals, schools and clinics across the North West. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, children with autism in a residential complex, and adults recovering from strokes in hospital. Past dissertation topics have included research projects investigating midwives' experiences of multi-disciplinary working with speech and language therapists, investigating staff experiences of managing children's swallowing difficulties in a school setting and, investigating support workers' understanding of supporting speech, language and communication. As a graduate, you're eligible for professional registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent). Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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