Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - postgraduate
Manchester Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
Please note this is a postgraduate Masters course, designed for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree qualification. Applicants for undergraduate study should refer to BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, UCAS code B630.
Our MSc Speech and Language Therapy pre-registration course is an accelerated, two-year postgraduate course aimed at graduates who wish to prepare to practise as a registered speech and language therapist. Our course content reflects the values of the NHS constitution and combines theory and practical sessions over 45 weeks per year.
On the course, you’ll study topics including early language delay, traumatic brain injury, and difficulties swallowing (dysphagia). You’ll also explore areas such as autism and fluency, phonological delay and disorder, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. We aim to prepare you to work across a variety of settings with both children and adults.
To fund your postgraduate pre-registration MSc Speech and Language Therapy course, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses.
As a graduate of our course, you’re eligible for professional registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
You'll go on placements in both years of study. Some of the placements you might experience include a special educational needs (SEN) provision in a secondary school, working with children with autism in a residential complex, and working with adults recovering from strokes in hospital.
The majority of our teaching team are speech and language therapists, and you’ll usually have specialist teaching sessions with a phonetician too.
Many members of our team have worked in local education authorities and across the NHS. Their work experience means that they understand health and education across both paediatric and adult settings.
Features and benefits
Placements - You’ll spend at least 525 hours on clinical placements to develop your clinical practice and have exposure to different settings.
Specialist facilities - You’ll have access to our on-campus ICON Centre, which features a wide range of high-tech equipment for speech analysis and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Dedicated technicians - Our dedicated technicians help you to learn how to use our high-tech equipment and provide workshops and training for our specialist facilities.
Professional registration - When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means you can practise as a speech and language therapist, and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Taught by experts - You’ll learn from experienced and professionally registered speech and language therapists.
Speech Society - You can join our student-run Speech Society – past activities include guest lectures from people who use AAC and fundraising events.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Please note this is a postgraduate course. Students who do not yet hold a relevant undergraduate qualification are encouraged to consider the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course, UCAS code B630. Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and either have studied successfully to A-level standard or above in the last 5 years or obtained recent and significant relevant work experience (for example, working as a speech and language therapy assistant). The 'personal statement' section of the application form is for you to provide additional information to support your application. Personal statement guidance can be found via the link in the 'How to apply for this course' section. Your personal statement is limited to 700 words. From the personal statement, we are looking for information in the areas listed below. If any of these areas are not addressed in the personal statement, this may significantly disadvantage your application. You’re therefore strongly advised to include information from all the areas. The threshold score above which students are shortlisted for an interview may vary from year to year. Reasons for choosing speech and language therapy Work experience Personal attributes, skills and values Additional requirements: A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate as a criminal record check is required for all students. This will be completed through the University prior to enrolment. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - postgraduate, MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
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About Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is a publicly funded institution, founded in 1970 in the city of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, students can take full advantage of being less than a ten minute walk away from the City Centre. Academically, the university offers all of the more common Liberal Arts programmes, but also some less frequently seen subjects such as Criminology and Sociology. Graduate students can expect to enjoy the privacy and quiet of the university’s seventh floor, which is entirely dedicated to post-graduate and PhD studies.
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