University of Essex

University of Essex

Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

This programme is client-focused, using problem-based learning methods to integrate theory and clinical practice. You undertake day visits and blocks of practice education with speech and language therapists in the workplace. Successful completion leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist. All of our Master's level pre-registration programmes are offered as accelerated programmes. This means you have the advantage of inter-professional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other, an understanding that helps to ensure our students have the expertise to respond adequately and effectively to the complexity of their service user needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard.

Entry requirements

Please be aware that we are not able to accept applications for deferred entry for this course. Our applicants should have a relevant Honours degree (minimum classification of lower 2nd). Degree subjects such as psychology, language, linguistics, social science, biological science, medical science or equivalent are desirable. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may also be considered (please contact our Programme Lead for further information). IELTS score of 8.0, with no element below 7.5, if English is not your native language. Applicants may be invited to interview. You must also have 2 satisfactory references (including an academic reference and a work based one), a satisfactory Work Health Assessment/Occupational health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly known as CRB). Both of these are organised by the University.

Course modules

Core modules: Interprofessional collaboration and development; research in health care; speech and language therapy (paediatrics 1); speech and language therapy (paediatrics 2); speech and language therapy (paediatrics 3); speech and language therapy (paediatrics 4); speech and language therapy foundation studies 1; foundation studies 2 (pathology for speech and language therapy); research activity; speech and language therapy (adults 1); speech and language therapy (adults 2); speech and language therapy (adults 3); speech and language therapy (adults 4).

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through course work, portfolio vivas, clinical assessment forms, presentations and essays. You will also be assessed through a research project/dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Access is supported by Health Education East of England consequently the course is only available to applicants classified as 'home' or 'EU' students for tuition fee purposes. In addition, applicants must also be able to meet the NHS funding criteria that you can find in the Frequently Asked Questions on the NHS bursary website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Whole course (EU) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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