Speech and Language Therapy
Queen Margaret 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|
|25-75 percentile range||£19000 - £27000||£20000 - £24500||£18000 - £27000|
All health sciences (non-specific) courses of Queen Margaret University
Salary of all UK Graduates of health sciences (non-specific)
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£23490 - £28709||£18108 - £32192||£20919 - £36652|
All health sciences (non-specific) courses in the UK
This new four year integrated master’s course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to start a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist. You’ll learn the theory of speech and language therapy, and placements will immerse you in a variety of clinical environments. We are passionate about original research and you’ll have the chance to specialise in an area that inspires you.
Our ability to communicate with others is a vital part of who we are as individuals, and how we fit in with society. Speech and language therapists play a vital role in assessing and treating people who have communication and swallowing difficulties, both developmental and acquired. Clients can be of all ages, from newborn to the elderly. If you are passionate about applying scientific principles to support communication and want to make a difference to others’ lives, we can help you forge a fascinating career.
On this course, you will develop a strong theoretical understanding of speech and language therapy through modules in linguistics, psychology, biological and medical sciences, and research methods. Regular clinical placements will build your practical skills.
Year One will provide a grounding in development across the lifespan in the areas of physical sciences, linguistics and psychology. To facilitate your transition into university there will be a focus on academic writing and how to access appropriate information. You will develop knowledge and apply it at observational placements in local early years settings and primary schools and with older people, usually in a social care setting.
Year Two focuses predominantly on childhood and developmental speech, language and communication disorders. You will continue to build your knowledge in physical sciences, linguistics, psychology and research methods with increased application to clinical areas. You will develop your clinical skills though weekly placements in local clinics in Semester One.
Year Three will provide an opportunity to develop research and critical thinking skills. You will enhance your clinical decision making skills (assessment/goal setting/management planning/outcome evaluation) through case studies and in-class discussions. You will focus on disorders of communication acquired in adulthood and related to sensory, cognitive and physical impairments. You will explore different areas of practice through clinical masterclasses. You will continue to link theory to practice as you attend clinical placements during the semesters and a block placement during the summer.
Year Four will provide the opportunity to enhance, consolidate and reflect on your learning to date. You will continue to develop your skills in research, professional development, and current and advanced clinical skills enabling a smooth transition to working life. You will explore leadership skills and gain an understanding of key skills for collaboration and training. You will complete your academic learning by undertaking a focused research dissertation. This year includes 20 days of clinical placement. You’ll continue to attend clinical placement during the semester.
We aim for all of our graduates to be confident in their own professional identity and have the additional skills that will allow them to work as an effective multidisciplinary team member. This is the reason why we have implemented an interprofessional focus within all of our healthcare courses; including this one.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Speech and Language Therapy, MSpchLangTher you will study the following course modules.
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.
Required skill level of job after 15 months
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Example below based on all graduates of Speech and Language Therapy MSpchLangTher at Queen Margaret University
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
To include one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths. Also accepted English, Languages or Psychology. Also, Maths and English at GCSE grade B or 6.
Successful completion of HNC Applied Sciences with grade B in the graded unit for level 1. Considered on an individual basis. Also, Maths and English required at Nat5 with grade B. Please note: HNC in Care & Admin Practice/Social Services is NOT accepted.
Successful completion of HND Applied Sciences with grade B in the graded unit for level 1. Considered on an individual basis. Also, Maths and English required at Nat5 with grade B. Please note: HND in Care & Admin Practice/Social Services is NOT accepted.
To include one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths. Also accepted English, Languages or Psychology. Also, Maths and English at Nat 5 grade B.
In a Language, Science or Psychology subject area. Considered on an individual basis.
English and Maths required at Standard level 5/6. To include one of the following at Higher IB level: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths. Also accepted English, Languages or Psychology.
In a Language, Science or Psychology subject area: e.g. Applied Science, Health & Social Care and Health & Social Care (Health Science). Please note, BTEC in Early Years Education/Childcare NOT accepted.
To include one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths. Also accepted English, Languages or Psychology. Also, Maths and English at Ordinary Level grade O3 or Higher Level grade H4.
We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Speech and Language Therapy, MSpchLangTher, 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 MSpchLangTher
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
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 Queen Margaret University
Located on the Eastern side of Edinburgh we find Queen Margaret University, where students come together to pursue their careers on the single-site campus in Musselburgh. As a relatively young university (2007), this institution has already earned itself significant University Ranking recognition from organisations such as QS, and is particularly noted for important research contributions in the areas of Global Health and Development, and Speech and Language. Those who choose to study here can expect well-funded departments and facilities with the latest technologies, including their state-of-the art laboratories for those studying medical disciplines in particular. Their 800-student Student Village located just minutes away from Fort Kinnaird retail park also ensures that those attending have plenty of social opportunities to complement their busy schedules.