University of Huddersfield
Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)
University of Huddersfield

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons) and other courses in at University of Huddersfield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
52 /100
25 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in health sciences (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £17000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £12000 - £22500 £18500 - £27500

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 work alongside children and adults who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, feeding and/or swallowing. Through holistic assessment and management, speech and language therapists collaborate with the individual, their family and/or their carer to provide person-centred care that encompasses health, wellbeing, participation and quality of life.

  • The course has been co-developed by practising speech and language therapists with extensive clinical experience.

  • Service users and carers, who are part of the University’s Public Partnership Group, have contributed and will continue to be involved in developing your clinical and professional capabilities through planning and assisting with teaching and simulation sessions.

  • Each module is based on a lifespan approach that integrates theory with practical skills in a balanced mix across both paediatrics and adults.

  • Placements will incorporate all age groups in a variety of contexts and environments including education, hospitals and clinics, as well as in the University's Telehealth programme.

  • The course emphasises life-long transferable skills for graduates to implement in a variety of related career pathways such as clinical, research, leadership and education.

Speech and language therapists work with neonates, babies, infants, children, young people, the elderly and those who may require palliative care and/or are approaching the end of life. Difficulties in speech, language, communication, feeding and/or swallowing may arise as a result of a congenital condition (cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, cleft lip and palate), neurodevelopmental disorder (developmental language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability), acquired condition (stroke, traumatic brain injury), progressive neurological condition (dementia, motor neurone disease), respiratory condition, head and neck cancer and/or mental health condition. Speech and language therapists may also acquire specialist skills in tracheostomy and laryngectomy care or investigations including a videofluoroscopy (a moving x-ray of the swallow) or fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (a flexible camera to observe the throat area).

The course is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Through three overarching themes of clinical and professional skills, underpinning knowledge and underpinning clinical knowledge you’ll have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and the core capabilities to undertake holistic assessment and management of individuals across the lifespan with a range of speech and language therapy related difficulties.

The course content will reflect and represent contemporary issues including mental capacity, ethical dilemmas in feeding, palliative and end of life care and telehealth. Your teaching and learning will have a strong collaborative and interdisciplinary focus. Speech and language therapists work interprofessionally, therefore you’ll study with students from other healthcare professions including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, podiatrists, nurses and midwives.

Professional links and accreditations: The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

NHS Funding: Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website (

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.

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 University of Huddersfield

90% Nursing Professionals
5% Other Health Professionals
0% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
0% Quality and Regulatory Professionals

Assessment aims to support learning and to measure achievement. This will be undertaken through a variety of methods including coursework, practice/competency-based learning and examinations. Assessment will also involve innovative methods such as presentations, portfolios of learning, case studies and reflective logs. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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

Qualification requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking are excluded. No specific subjects are required but subjects including Sciences, English Language, Psychology and/or Foreign Languages provide a good foundation for Speech and Language Therapy.

Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction, 15 at Merit.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. In addition, five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C/level 4 or above, including Maths, English and a single Science covering Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics (Double/Dual Award Science grade CC or above; grade 4 for those sitting their GCSEs from 2017 onwards). Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. Should you meet our admissions criteria, you'll be offered an individual interview, typically of no longer than 30 minutes. At present, the interview will likely be carried out using a virtual platform unless there are exceptional circumstances in which an alternative format may be provided. The interview panel may involve members from the University/programme academic team, practising Speech and Language Therapists, service users and/or carers and Placement Educators. Questions will be based on the Values Based Recruitment Framework (HEE, 2016) that will enable you to demonstrate your personality, attributes and skills, whilst ensuring that your individual values and behaviours align with those of the NHS Constitution (NHS, 2015). This is particularly important as future healthcare professionals. Some questions have been set by service users and/or carers to ensure that we include what matters to them when selecting our learners. In addition to considering your interview, we will also review your personal statement which you submitted to UCAS. You may therefore want to include information that illustrates your awareness of Speech and Language Therapy as a profession and what has motivated you to choose this as a career. Whilst we appreciate that not everyone will have gained prior experience in this area, showing your commitment and engagement, such as undertaking a relevant reading, listening to a podcast and/or attending a webinar is welcomed. Evidence of interpersonal/teamwork is also beneficial. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. Other equivalent qualifications that suggest the student has an equal opportunity of succeeding on the course eg a relevant Access Course, previous professional qualification and/or degree. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
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Tuition Fees Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation RPI-X. This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available -

Please email the Student Finance Office [email protected] or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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 University of Huddersfield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Huddersfield in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #33 
    • #42 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]

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About University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.

Student composition of University of Huddersfield

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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