De Montfort University
Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)
De Montfort University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in health sciences (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of health sciences (non-specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £22000 £25000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £25000 £17500 - £25000 £20000 - £30000

Salary of all UK Graduates of health sciences (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25598 £25499 £28607
25-75 percentile range £23490 - £28709 £18108 - £32192 £20919 - £36652

Course Description

Speech and language therapists provide treatment and support that improves patients’ lives. They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties.

Much of their work involves close collaboration with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves and/or their carers.

Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course.

By joining us, you’ll study a range of topics including introduction to phonetics and phonology, communication disability and psychology, professional practice, and transition to the workplace. You’ll learn what’s involved in developing individual treatment programmes and providing patients with tailored support.

From September 2020, all speech and language therapy students, will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including eligible health professional courses, can be found here.

Key features

  • Our course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a professional.

  • Build your essential clinical and professional skills through varied placement opportunities in nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals, day centres and with home visits.

  • Our strong links and integrated work placements within NHS England Midlands and East and independent service providers in the area ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.

  • Our graduates have become speech and language therapists for the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.

  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme where students visited schools and community groups in India, supported deaf children in The Gambia and taught English to children in Bangkok.

  • DMU has achieved the top Gold award, the highest ranking possible, under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer the university (Office for Students).

Due to the high demand for this course, once the course is full, offers will be made for the next available cohort.

DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a speech and language therapist.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Speech and Language Therapy, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University

100% Therapy professionals

Teaching includes: lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, practical workshops, inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions and work-based placement sessions. You will also benefit by receiving support from a personal tutor. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, you will normally benefit from around 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week plus at least 150 work-based placement sessions of approx. 3 ½ hrs per session. Assessment includes: written and video exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, a portfolio, dissertation, teaching contact hours.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A levels should normally be taken in one sitting. We do not accept General Studies.

ABB to include at least three subjects at Advanced Higher level with one of these at grade B or better.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science.

As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Speech and Language Therapy, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

EU £14750 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14750 year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2022/23 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government.

For EU and Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of De Montfort University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of De Montfort University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #12 
    • #15 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

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About De Montfort University

De Montfort University, abbreviated as DMU, was founded in 1896 in the small city of Leicester, East Midlands. This university enjoys particularly strong post-graduation employment statistics, which can be explained by their commitment to work experience placements for all students on any courses. International students are well taken care of here. They receive orientation courses intended to provide advice and guidance on living in the UK, and free English language classes are provided to bring all new students up to speed.

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Where is this programme taught

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