Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Speech and Language Therapy

This course trains students to become a qualified speech and language therapist within 2 years; students diagnose and treat children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties; including developmental disorders and speech and language problems resulting from injury, stroke and disease; students also develop strong practical skills as well as a sound understanding of the theory of speech and language therapy; the clinical studies area is central and includes clinical placements in both years of the course; placements are possible in local hospitals, schools and other clinics; clinical work is underpinned by modules in linguistics, psychology and biological and medical sciences.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree/Master's level degree in relevant subject (biology, psychology or linguistics)is required. Experience of working with people with speech or communication impairments is desirable. Where the Honours degree has not been studied in English, students are required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.5 with no individual element below 7.0. It may be necessary to confirm with the professional body in the applicant's home country that this qualification is recognised and full registration in the UK will entitle them to practice in their home country. A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

Course modules

Introductory module; preparation for practice; developmental disorders of communication; clinical linguistic analysis; practical phonetics; speech and hearing science; cognitive psychology; neurology; normal and disordered eating, drinking and swallowing; summer block clinical placement; preparation for practice; acquired disorders of communication; voice; hearing impairment; applications of linguistics; investigative methods; summer block clinical placement.

Assessment methods

Coursework including essays; reports; presentations; examinations; clinical practical assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 15,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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