University of Reading

University of Reading

Speech and Language Therapy

With a purpose-built NHS clinic on-site, this MSc is for students wishing to qualify as speech and language therapists. Accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council, with a purpose-built NHS clinic on-site, this course combines theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and you will gain hands-on experience right from the start. All candidates must have had extensive work experience with a speech and language therapist or with clients with communication difficulties, both children and adults, and you must have a good understanding of the role of a speech and language therapist. As a Speech and Language Therapy student at Reading, you will benefit directly from our world-class research into subjects, such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. Other areas of specialism comprise developmental and acquired speech, language and communication disorders, including fluency disorders, aphasia, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Specific Language Impairment and dysphagia. Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, including standard lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, observation clinic, problem based learning, 'flipped' classroom, and practical sessions. As part of the programme, you will undertake a clinical placement and spend approximately 600 hours over two years in different clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics, private and voluntary sector. Professional speech and language therapists will act as your placement educators You will have access to excellent built-in clinic facilities for observations, teaching, placement and research, as well as a speech laboratory, extensive assessment library, student common room, University library, state-of-the art lecture theatres. At the University of Reading you will benefit from excellent teaching informed by cutting-edge research; 98% of our research submission was judged to be of international standing in a recent national assessment. This programme is recognised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council. You will need to demonstrate knowledge of the values of the NHS values NHS Constitution. Candidates from the UK will need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, arranged through the University. All non-UK candidates need to provide a certificate of no criminal convictions - provided by their own police force before entering the UK. Candidates also complete a declaration of health and evidence is required of up-to-date hepatitis B and tuberculosis vaccinations.

Entry requirements

MSc: Due to the popularity of this programme and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Please see the website for details of application deadlines. You are normally required to have a good first or upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a related field such as linguistics, psychology, medical sciences or education. Evidence of recent study is normally required if the first degree was completed more than four years previously. 7.5 overall with no element less than IELTS: 7.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules include: * Foundations of grammar * Communication impairment * Clinical Practice * Advanced Professional Development * Oropharangeal Dysphagia


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,815 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,480 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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