Ulster University
Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)
Ulster University

Key Course Facts


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

This course aims to produce competent speech and language therapists who are able to practise safely and effectively. You will gain knowledge and understanding of communication problems and related concerns. You will appreciate how a communication problem can impact on a person's life and their family. You will learn how to assess such problems and how to work with the person to improve or maintain their communication skills.

The course will develop your professional and personal skills of reflecting honestly and constructively on how you have managed people with communication problems while on placement. You will be supported to develop skills of team working, clinical reflection and presentation skills during the in-house modules as well as when out on placement. You will develop your research skils in order to ensure that your management of people with a communication problem is current and based on good evidence.

You will experience a fully co-ordinated three year course where all aspects of theory and practical experience are carefully planned together. Your assessments will develop your ability to integrate theory with practice as a speech and language therapist. This will happen in well supported logical steps across the three years.

The University regularly refreshes courses to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible. This process is 'academic revalidation'. This course will be refreshed during the 2017/18 academic year, with changes put in place for students entering in Sept 2018. For the most up to date information contact the course director.

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.

Recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for the purpose of applying for newly qualified practitioner membership.

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 Ulster University

100% Therapy professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for health sciences (non-specific)

Qualification requirements

Overall Access profile profile pass with an overall mark of 65%, including 65% in each level 3 module. NICATS maths (25 credits) 1 & 2 or GCSE grade C/4 maths.

For students taking the Pearson QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be DDD.

Plus English and Mathematics grade H6 at Higher level or grade O4 at Ordinary level.

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)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £15360 year 1
International £15360 year 1

Additional fee information

UK and Ireland fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.

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 Ulster University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Ulster University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #1 
    • #20 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of Ulster University

About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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