Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Language Pathology

The Language Pathology MSc is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service. In year one students cover modules in psychology, linguistics and anatomy/physiology that underpin the discipline. They also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases and have their 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, students carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report), based on a therapy programme that they deliver to one client.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology, linguistics or a medical discipline. Applicants are considered on an individual basis with a first degree in a different subject if they have relevant industry experience. Applicants are required to have practical experience of working in or observing speech language therapy clinics, or closely related experience such as working in a nursing home, with special needs children or individuals with learning disabilities. Applicants whose first language is not English need IELTS 8.0 (with a minimum of 7.5 in all sub-sections). No equivalent English language qualifications will be considered on this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8830